how to get Oracle vm VirtualBox 6.0 and wsl working at the same time


when i Turn on Windows Subsystem for Linux option in Windows features on or off

VirtualBox out an error every time i run a vm

Call to WHvSetupPartition failed: ERROR_SUCCESS (Last=0xc000000d/87) (VERR_NEM_VM_CREATE_FAILED). Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005) Component: ConsoleWrap Interface: IConsole {872da645-4a9b-1727-bee2-5585105b9eed}

is there a way to fix the VirtualBox error without turn off wsl

asked on Stack Overflow Sep 20, 2019 by bob

2 Answers


I found it! After much research, and trial and error, here is what enabled me to run VMs in VirtualBox on Windows 10 with Windows Subsystem for Linux installed:

In an elevated (admin) cmd.exe or PowerShell, do:

bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off

and make sure Hyper-V and Windows Sandbox are disabled in Windows Features (which you can get to by entering OptionalFeatures.exe at a command prompt, or via the Control Panel).

Also, Virtualisation options should be enabled in the BIOS, and I think (I don't have time to test right now) that "Virtual Machine Platform" and "Windows Hypervisor Platform" should be enabled.

VirtualBox 6.0.14, Windows Version 10.0.18362.356.

answered on Stack Overflow Oct 21, 2019 by drkvogel

in november 2019, i upgraded my Windows 10 family to release 1909 (run winver to check). I wanted to use WSL2.

And then i was unable to run the VMs in Oracle Virtualbox :

Call to WHvSetupPartition failed: ERROR_SUCCESS (Last=0xc000000d/87) (VERR_NEM_VM_CREATE_FAILED).

I had to check the "Plateforme Hyper-V" in "Turn Windows features ON or OFF" And it went OK.

answered on Stack Overflow Nov 27, 2019 by Francis

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