I am using Intel Core2 Duo which has only SSE 4.1. Is there any VM software that can simulate SSE 4.2 instructions on such a machine? I don't need performance; I just hope some software think it is running on a CPU capable of SSE 4.2, though only SSE 4.1 is provided by hardware. Thank you. PS: I am using Windows 7 64bit.
OK, after searching the internet I knew it is called "emulator". I installed a Windows version of Intel® Software Development Emulator (here), ran in command line
sde -- "C:\Program Files\CPUID\CPU-Z\cpuz.exe", and magical things happened:
The CPU doesn't actually have SSE4.2, AES, AVX, AVX2 and FMA3 instructions