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VMware Workstation and Defender Credential Guard (without HyperV)

I’m trying to run a virtual machine in VMware Workstation Pro 15 and I get an error message saying that I need to first disable Defender Device/Credential Guard. I didn’t know this was enabled so I did a bit of reading up on it and everything I’ve come across mentions that this is enabled along with HyperV. However, I don’t use or have HyperV installed and most of the instructions I’ve come across talk about disabling HyperV to get around this error. If HyperV is not installed what would be the correct process for disabling Defender Device/Credential Guard and also wondering why would this be enabled in the first place if HyperV was never installed before.

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