A handle to the process. The handle must have the PROCESS_QUERY_INFORMATION or PROCESS_QUERY_LIMITED_INFORMATION access right. For more information, see Process Security and Access Rights.
Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP: The handle must have the PROCESS_QUERY_INFORMATION access right.
A pointer to a value that is set to TRUE if the process is running under WOW64. If the process is running under 32-bit Windows, the value is set to FALSE. If the process is a 64-bit application running under 64-bit Windows, the value is also set to FALSE.
If the function succeeds, the return value is a nonzero value.
If the function fails, the return value is zero. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.
To compile an application that uses this function, define _WIN32_WINNT as 0x0501 or later. For more information, see Using the Windows Headers.
For compatibility with operating systems that do not support this function, call GetProcAddress to detect whether IsWow64Process is implemented in Kernel32.dll. If GetProcAddress succeeds, it is safe to call this function. Otherwise, WOW64 is not present. Note that this technique is not a reliable way to detect whether the operating system is a 64-bit version of Windows because the Kernel32.dll in current versions of 32-bit Windows also contains this function.
typedef BOOL (WINAPI *LPFN_ISWOW64PROCESS) (HANDLE, PBOOL);
BOOL bIsWow64 = FALSE;
//IsWow64Process is not available on all supported versions of Windows.
//Use GetModuleHandle to get a handle to the DLL that contains the function
//and GetProcAddress to get a pointer to the function if available.
fnIsWow64Process = (LPFN_ISWOW64PROCESS) GetProcAddress(
if(NULL != fnIsWow64Process)
int main( void )
_tprintf(TEXT("The process is running under WOW64./n"));
_tprintf(TEXT("The process is not running under WOW64./n"));