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I installed WMWare VMPlayer, then installed the HyperV role. I am now trying to uninstall the VMPlayer, but it won't let me:

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What can I do to uninstall VMPlayer (short of uninstalling HyperV)?

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Does VMWare Player show up in 'Programs and Features' ? –  Ethabelle Feb 22 '12 at 19:35
    
@Ethabelle Yes, it does. That's where I am uninstalling it from. –  AngryHacker Feb 22 '12 at 19:50
    
Why not just uninstall the Hyper-V role, uninstall VMware Player, reinstall the Hyper-V role, and be done with it? –  joeqwerty Feb 22 '12 at 20:34
    
@joeqwerty Because I spent a ton of time getting HyperV into the right state and don't want to risk losing it. –  AngryHacker Feb 22 '12 at 21:43
    
sounds like you'll need to hack the registry to kinda remove the app. –  tony roth Feb 22 '12 at 22:34

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May this post could help:

http://communities.vmware.com/message/1713424#1713424

only chance :add a bootoption to the server so it can start with disabled HyperV



At the command prompt, type the following:    
bcdedit /copy {default} /d "No Hypervisor"
The above command should say: The entry was successfully copied to {guid}. Copy that guid to the clipboard including the curly braces.
Now, type the following command:    
bcdedit /set {guid_hvoff} hypervisorlaunchtype off
In the above command, replace {guid_hvoff} with what you copied in step 2. The above command just sets a property in the boot entry that will not load the hypervisor on boot.

then reboot into No HyperV Option and uninstall

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