VMWare Player avoid CPU detection

neiroatopelcc

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Hi. I was wondering if anyone knows a means by which I can avoid a virtual windows XP from noticing hardware changes in the host - in particular the CPU seems to be 'passed thru' from the host directly.
 

Ijack

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If the software is that sensitive to the CPU then I think you are out of luck. Most software just assumes the most generic CPU. What particular software is it that will only run on certain CPUs?
 

Ijack

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And what do you want it to think it is running on?

Again, why you want this - and what you are trying to achieve - is important. The short answer to your original question is that you can't hide the CPU from the guest. But there may be another way to achieve your objective.
 

aatje92

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Well if i don't know what you're trying to achieve i can't really give you any advise. But if you need to make use of an instruction set your CPU doesn't support that's not going to happen
 

neiroatopelcc

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I don't need any instruction set not commonly available, I just want the system not to notice if it's running on different, still intel core i, hardware.
It's being deployed to a multitute of computers and there is potentially an issue with the software in it if the cpu change is detected.
 

Ijack

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If the software is that sensitive to the CPU then I think you are out of luck. Most software just assumes the most generic CPU. What particular software is it that will only run on certain CPUs?
 
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