Fix for “Device Guard Error of VMware on Windows 10 Home”

Amit Gujar
2 min readMay 16, 2020

If you use VMware workstation on windows then you might familiar with this issue. Sometimes when you open VMware this error pop-ups and virtual os fail to start.

The main problem starts when you try to troubleshoot the problem officially as per given link, you will fail to do so and here is the reason of that, As per the official link you have to tweak settings in group policy editor and control panel (disabling hyper v ) but in windows, 10 Home edition doesn’t come with the group policy editor.

Let’s see the official troubleshooting method first and find out what’s wrong with windows 10 home.

As per the official troubleshooting guide, you have to open the group policy editor and then follow the path (Administrative templates > system >device guard) to disable the device guard.

If you are a windows 10 home user then type gpedit.msc in the Run box and you will see an error like this.

Then I tried to install a group policy editor manually and I succeed then I followed the path to disable device guard and I find that the device guard option was missing.

So, the official troubleshooting method is not applicable to windows 10 home, but we can solve this issue very easily. Just follow my instructions.

Open cmd as Admin and type following commands.

bcdedit /create {0cb3b571-2f2e-4343-a879-d86a476d7215} /d "DebugTool" /application osloaderbcdedit /set {0cb3b571-2f2e-4343-a879-d86a476d7215} path "\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\SecConfig.efi"bcdedit /set {bootmgr} bootsequence {0cb3b571-2f2e-4343-a879-d86a476d7215}bcdedit /set {0cb3b571-2f2e-4343-a879-d86a476d7215} loadoptions DISABLE-LSA-ISO,DISABLE-VBSbcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off

Restart the system after this

You just ignore my first error because I entered commands twice.

After restarting launch VMware, you will find the error is vanished and virtual os is working properly.

If you are facing any problems then refer to my video.