X86 64-softmmu

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This is the AMD x64 emulator for Qemu. This will let a 32bit OS run x64 operating systems with a few restrictions...

Most versions of Qemu that are out there are 32 bit exe's and will restrict Qemu to less then 2GB of RAM.

Also performance will be SLOW.

Otherwise it's great for testing amd64 OS's!

It's known to be able to run:

  • Windows 2003 Server x64
  • OpenBSD amd64
  • OS X x86 builds.

I've found that Qemu 0.90 is the most stable x64 emulator, the later ones just screw up in weird places. 0.90 is also the only one that can run Windows x64.