Can Hyper-V and virtualbox coexist? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I've been using Hyper-V, but it lacks usb availability, so I installed virtualbox.  Then virtualbox couldn't use 64-bit guest and bridged ethernet cannot be emulated.   Then I disabled Hyper-V, virtualbox could use both 64-bit guest and bridged ethernet.

    How can they coexist on Windows 10?  And are there any plans  to install usb availability in Hyper-V?

    Thank you in advance.

    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11:42 AM


  • Hi,

    I don't think that they can coexist on a single PC because Hyper-V uses Typre I Virtualization (In fact your phisical OS becomes the first VM - Parent VM).

    VirtualBox uses Type II Virtualization (which installs the hypervisor on top of the OS), what both installations would create is a Hypervisor (Virtualbox) inside a VM (Hyper-V), since there is no support to run a VM inside a VM you can only use one, either Hyper-V or VirtualBox.

    But you should be able to enable the enhanced session mode which should give you usb functionality inside the Hyper-V VM , more info about that is available here

    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11:50 AM