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Where is c:\Windows\SysWOW64 located in for Windows 8?


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#1 highfrequencyventila

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 06:12 PM

Hello everybody. I have a problem. I'm using a Windows 8 computer. problem is I can't find c:\Windows\SysWOW64 folder. I use 64 bit. I selected Files in the start menu search options and typed in c:\Windows\SysWOW64 and nothing.

I've looked everywhere. What do I do for a windows 8 computer because I know 7Windows 7 has c:\Windows\SysWOW64 but even though my computer has 64 bit its a 64bit computer it seems to have no tracing of c:\Windows\SysWOW64 which is a problem. I have to copy some files for a cardiopulmonary bypass simulator to the folder c:\Windows\SysWOW64 in 7 and if c:\Windows\SysWOW64 isn't in 8 what folder would be like c:\Windows\SysWOW64 and would I use instead? I really really have huge regrets in shopping at WALL*MART for a computer because THEY ONLY HAD WINDOWS 8. THAT  IS THE BIGGEST PIECE OF BLEEP ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH.

 

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 06:20 PM

Are you 100% sure that your machine is a 64 bit?


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 06:23 PM

Are you 100% sure that your machine is a 64 bit?

Yes because I searched for 32 bit too. Where do I go to search for these? Maybe I'm not searching correctly. I hit the start menu and then typed in c:\Windows\SysWOW64 and did the 32bit as well and then on the right selected my search mode from Apps to the Files search mode.



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 06:30 PM

How to tell 32 or 64-bit on W8? Have a look here:

 

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/windows-8-64-bit-32-bit.htm



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 06:34 PM

I don't think you will find the folder by directly searching in that way (correct me if I'm wrong).

 

Try this,

Search for 'Computer' then click 'Local disk' look for 'Windows' open that and then search for 'System32'

 

Is sysWOW64 there?

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What I mean by 'there' is, Is the SysWOW64 folder underneath or near System32 (this is assuming you have your folder  A-Z/Z-A)


Edited by Darktune, 23 October 2013 - 06:36 PM.

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Electrons act like waves.. no they don't exactly, they act like particles.. no they don't exactly.

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 06:51 PM

I don't think you will find the folder by directly searching in that way (correct me if I'm wrong).

 

Try this,

Search for 'Computer' then click 'Local disk' look for 'Windows' open that and then search for 'System32'

 

Is sysWOW64 there?

EDIT- 

 

What I mean by 'there' is, Is the SysWOW64 folder underneath or near System32 (this is assuming you have your folder  A-Z/Z-A)

YES. sysWOW64 is there.



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 07:56 PM

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