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Credential Guard/Device Guard preventing Workstation VMs to power on Windows 10

Like most people we all have VMware workstation on our laptops so that we can test new software or changes before going live. Recently my company enabled Credential Guard/Device Guard and it stopped my VMs from powering on. There is an article from VMware which documents how to turn off Credential Guard/Device Guard which works like a treat. Do follow all the steps especially if you have bit locker enabled on your laptop. If you don't remove Hyper-V correctly then you will get the famous blue screen. KB article to help disable Credential Guard/Device Guard https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2146361 KB article from Microsoft to help if you do encounter a blue screen of death https://support.microsoft.com/en-ie/help/3189068/restart-failure-if-device-guard-or-credential-guard-isn-t-disabled-cor   Update : The VMware KB article now refers you to this Microsoft article where it guides you on how to turn on/off Credential Guard manually or via a powershell script which you can do