Loaded Workstation 16 in and did necessary downloads. when I tried to play i get an error message. Your host does not meet minimum requirements to run VMware Player with Hyper-V or Device/Credential Guard enabled. Refer to VMware KB article 76918 at https://kb.vmware.com/kb/76918 for more details. Not sure I7 6core 8750H 32mb Ram good GPU? Dell XPS 15 8750. not sure were credential gaurd is to see if it is enabled?
so I am now back in a conundrum. I believe my processor is stronger then a sandy bridge. would that stop it from being usable? and my version of windows is 1909(more recent)? Hyper-V is turned off. not sure were to go from here?
If you still get the same error then most likely Hyper-V is still active.
You can check the vmware.log if it has either ULM or OPL in there.
In order to turn off Hyper-V mode, run the following command at the host in windows command-line with Administrator privileges:
bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off
Reboot the system to activate it.
If you want to go back to Hyper-V mode again, then you can enable it like this:
bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype auto