VMWare Virtualized Intel VT-x/EPT is not supported PC fixed

On a sunny day, You open VMWare to start your virtual machine as usual. And a weird window shows up saying: Virtualized Intel VT-x/EPT is not supported. It allows to continue with virtualized Intel VT-x/EPT but still the machine does not start.

VMWare Virtualized Intel VT-xEPT is not supported error
VMWare Virtualized Intel VT-xEPT is not supported error

This is due to a Windows virtual machine configuration that you mistakenly set or a software you installed changes it. Currently we face this issue after installing the Docker Desktop software which is also a virtualization software.

Don’t waste your time to install a new virtual machine or reconfigure your VMWare machine because the last time you still started it successfully and it may cause the problem go further and other problems may arise. Try the following:

Next to the Windows start icon, locate the search input or open Windows Settings

windows settings application
windows settings application

Search for Turn WIndows features on or off

Now Click Turn WIndows features on or off search result

Turn WIndows features on or off window settings
Turn WIndows features on or off window settings

A Windows Features window now shows up

Scroll to find Virtual Machine Platform and Hyper-V

Uncheck them and click OK

turn off windows virtual machine platform
turn off windows virtual machine platform
turn off windows hyper-v
turn off windows hyper-v

A restart of your PC is required for it to take effect.

After PC restarting, open VMWare and start your virtual machine as usual. Note that if there is a software causes this error, such as Docker Desktop that software might not work because it relies on the above settings.

You don’t need to uninstall that software just switching the 2 above settings on and off for each software is a way around.

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