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# Windows is also running VirtualBox

In some cases you cannot use VirtualBox, a common development virtualization tool, with Hyper-V. The tl;dr there is:

VirtualBox and Hyper-V cannot co-exist on the same machine. Only one hypervisor can run at a time, and since Hyper-V runs all the time, while VirtualBox only runs when it is launched, VirtualBox is the loser in this scenario.

Luckily, there is a documented workaround you can check out over at https://derekgusoff.wordpress.com/2012/09/05/run-hyper-v-and-virtualbox-on-the-same-machine/ (opens new window)