Looking for an Emulator with specific capability


Feb 20, 2010
I don't even know if what I'm looking for actually exists or not, but if it does, I figure the good people here will know and be able to point me in the right direction.

I'm looking for an Windows (XP probably) emulator, than can run on Win7 Pro, that will allow me to set certain environment variables, like processor type/brand. I'm running an AMD FX8350 and I'd like to set up an emulation environment where it thinks it's running on an Intel chip to test some things.

Any help would be appreciated, even if it's just to tell me such a thing isn't possible.

Thanks in advance!


I'm pretty sure that no emulators let you specify the make and model of the processor. Emulators just emulate a generic processor, whilst virtualization presents the processor as the one it is running on. It would be a gargantuan task to emulate all possible x86 processors, and is not a facility that many people require. Even the emulated processor is not a perfect representation of the actual physical chip.