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Windows 7: Why does Taskmgr launched from RocketDock show up as 32bit process?


26 Feb 2011   #1

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Why does Taskmgr launched from RocketDock show up as 32bit process?

I have noticed while using RocketDock and Launchy, that when I call up task manager throgh either program it is labeled as a 32 bit process. However, when I launch taskmanager directly from windows, it is not listed as 64bit. Can anybody explain this to me?


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26 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Is RocketDock and/or Launchy 32bit?
That would be why.
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27 Feb 2011   #3

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

thank you
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27 Feb 2011   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

If you wanted the x64 version to launch instead, I'd assume you can change the Rocket Dock shortcut path to point to the SysWOW64 taskmgr.exe

C:\windows\SysWOW64\taskmgr.exe

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27 Feb 2011   #5

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

thank you, but its for Launchy actually. I gave up on Rocketdock
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27 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

If you want to have the 64bit version of Task Manager to be launched or assign a shortcut for/from a 32bit app. Use the one from "%windir%\Sysnative" Otherwise, going to "%windir%\System32" from a 32bit program will actually be going to "%windir%\SysWOW64" which is all 32bit DLLs and EXEs.
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27 Feb 2011   #7

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Good info logicearth, thanks. A Guy
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