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.
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.
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.