Hyper-V bringing you down? This registry hack will fix that…

I have tried to run VMWare and Oracle VM Virtualbox for a while now. And it looks like that Device Guard is to blame when it comes to failing to get VMs to run.

After searching for a goddamn fix for it, I have found a registry hack to bring back VM-ness to your Windows PC.

 BEFORE YOU START, MAKE SURE YOU BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY IN CASE SOMETHING HAPPENS. 

  1. On your windows computer, press the  icon and the “R” key together to open the run Dialog box

The “open” box should be blank, type regedit and press enter, or click ok.

You will be asked “Do you want this application to make changes to your device?”

Enter your password and click yes or press enter.

  1. The following Window will open.

Under no circumstances, mess around with your computer’s registry. This can cause system instability or inability to login to Windows.

On the left hand side, you will need to navigate to the following: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\DeviceGuard\Scenarios\HypervisorEnforcedCodeIntegrity

  1. You need to change one registry key called Enabled to the number “0” (not the letter “O”)

Click OK.

  1. You now need to reboot. Close the Registry Editor, press the Windows Flag  on your keyboard, navigate to the power button and click Restart.

Make sure you save your work! We don’t want your hard work being deleted now do we?

And we’re now complete!

Simply login and VMWare or VirtualBox is working correctly!

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