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Checking Windows architecture using WMI

, 18 Sep 2010
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Check if windows is 64 or 32 bit using WMI
This code snippet requires reference to System.Management DLL:
var obj = new ManagementObjectSearcher("Select * FROM Win32_OperatingSystem");
var col = obj.Get();
foreach (var mgn in col)
     string arch = mgn["OSArchitecture"].ToString();
     return arch.Contains("64");
return false;


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