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WOW64 is the x86 emulator that allows 32-bit Windows-based applications to run seamlessly on 64-bit Windows. WOW64 is provided with the Operating System and does not have to be explicitly enabled. A 32-bit application can detect whether it is running under WOW64 by calling the IsWow64Process[^] function. The application can obtain additional information about the processor by using the GetNativeSystemInfo[^] function.


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GeneralWOW64 is NOT an x86 emulator; there is no need for such emul... PinmvpLuc Pattyn15-Aug-11 14:57 
GeneralI agree this should be a comment and not an alternate soluti... PinsubeditorWalt Fair, Jr.11-Aug-11 9:45 
General..and that is same as "Virtualization" :) PinmemberGPUToaster10-Aug-11 23:29 
GeneralI guess this should be a comment, since both functions are a... PinsubeditorIndivara9-Aug-11 17:34 

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