Re: Purpose of Registry key: Wow6432Node (does anyone know?)
The Wow6432 registry entry indicates that you're running a 64-bit version of
Windows. The OS uses this key to present a separate view of
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE for 32-bit applications that run on a 64-bit
version of Windows. When a 32-bit application queries a value under the
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\<company>\<product> subkey, the application
reads from the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\<company>\<product>
A "registry reflector" copies certain values between the 32-bit and 64-bit
registry views (e.g., mainly for COM registration) and resolves any
conflicts using a last-writer-wins approach.
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"GSLockwood (IUnknown)" <IUnknown@newsgroups.nospam> wrote in message
> Hello all,
> Does anyone know the purpose of the following key:
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node ?
> I am trying to create my company's registry info under:
> and it is going into:
> What is going on here??????
> Thanks so much,
> George S. Lockwood
> Lead Client Developer
> peoplePC, an EarthLink company
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