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Why does WoW64 use register and file system redirection?

, 22 Mar 2012
So, why does WoW64 employ the mechanism of redirecting the register and file system instead of simply assigning the obsolete register keys and "%windir%\system32" to 32-bit applications and allowing 64-bit applications to define new keys and use, for instance, "%windir%\system64" for 64-bit system l
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Karpov Andrey
Architect Program Verification Systems, Co Ltd
Russian Federation Russian Federation

Andrey Karpov is technical manager of the OOO "Program Verification Systems" (Co Ltd) company developing the PVS-Studio tool which is a package of static code analyzers integrating into the Visual Studio development environment.

PVS-Studio is a static analyzer that detects errors in source code of C/C++ applications. There are 3 sets of rules included into PVS-Studio:

  1. Diagnosis of 64-bit errors (Viva64)
  2. Diagnosis of parallel errors (VivaMP)
  3. General-purpose diagnosis

Awards: MVP, Intel Black Belt

Andrey Karpov is also the author of many articles on the topic of 64-bit and parallel software development. To learn more about the PVS-Studio tool and sources concerning 64-bit and parallel software development, please visit the www.viva64.com site.

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