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QEMU for Windows
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Free Freeware
Fabrice Bellard
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Aug 21, 2018
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QEMU for Windows Review

Felix Cheng
An emulator for various CPUs that supports virtualization
A review of QEMU for Windows by Felix Cheng

As virtualization software, QEMU is certainly a contender for one of the fastest.

The application can emulate operating systems under Windows such as Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and others while not bogging down the system in many cases.

QEMU enables cross-compilation and debugging on foreign operating systems right from the Windows desktop without the need of special software.

QEMU supports the emulation of different processors and emulations and performs well with both 32-bit and 64-bit systems including older and outdated processors like the IBM PowerPC that Apple used to deploy extensively. It also supports ARM processors that are common in some brands of mobile devices.

Usage of QEMU and success among different hardware setups varies but emulation of most optical drives is support as are USB devices.

QEMU for Windows features and highlights:
  • Full system emulation: In this mode, QEMU emulates a full system (for example a PC), including one or several processors and various peripherals. It can be used to launch different Operating Systems without rebooting the PC or to debug system code
  • User mode emulation: In this mode, QEMU can launch processes compiled for one CPU on another CPU. It can be used to launch the Wine Windows API emulator or to ease cross-compilation and cross-debugging

QEMU is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from computer utilities without restrictions. QEMU is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This processor emulator software is filed under:
  • QEMU for Windows Download
  • Freeware Computer Utilities
  • Open source and GPL software
  • Major release: QEMU for Windows 3

Compatibility with this processor emulator software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of QEMU for Windows may be available from Fabrice Bellard.

QEMU for Windows has been picked by our editors as excellent.
QEMU for Windows has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested QEMU for Windows against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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