WoW64 - Windows 6.3.9600

NOTE - The 5-Wow64 script (hosted on was used as a base to identify SysWoW64 file and registry dependencies. Credits therefore go to everyone involved in 5-Wow64.script, including JFX, Lancelot, 2aCD, ChrisR. Note from the script -

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File Dependencies:

In addition to the files listed above, language specific files are also required -

Or substitute the wildcards for a specific language. E.g. -

File Dependencies (.mui files):
MUI (Multilingual User Interface) files are resource files that are used by Windows operating systems to display different languages in the interface. The following file list uses a wildcard to extract all matching mui files included in the source (e.g. \Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\activeds.dll.mui, \Windows\SysWOW64\en-GB\activeds.dll.mui, etc) -

Extract File Dependencies

Create a text file with all of the entries in the File Dependencies section and use wimlib to extract the files (see here).

wimlib-imagex Syntax: -

Where -

E.g. -

Registry Settings/Dependencies:

In addition to the registry settings below, some keys will also need to be imported from a Windows Installation - recommended source is install.wim from Windows installation media. Refer to the WoW6432Node page for more information.

Please note that the registry settings below use the keypath HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE. DO NOT import this .reg file in your Host Operating System without editing the key paths. Refer to the instructions in the Add Registry Settings section of this page.

.reg file (import using regedit.exe) -

Add Registry Settings

Assuming the following files and paths are used -

To add the registry settings -

  1. Edit C:\SysWOW64.reg replacing all instances of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE.
  2. Mount the WinPE Software hive. E.g. -
  3. Import the .reg file. E.g. -
  4. Unload the mounted Software hive. E.g. -

As stated previously, in addition to the registry settings in this page, some keys will also need to be imported from a Windows Installation. Refer to the WoW6432Node page for more information.

Additional File Dependencies

The files listed previously will enable a number of 32-bit programs to run, however some will require additional dependencies. In the MistyPE project for example, the following files are required by some of the programs included in the project -

Document date - 17th February 2018