unknown process?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by JDogg, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. JDogg

    JDogg Guest

    if i go into the processes tab in task manager it says i'm running a process called " wowexec.exe" (i'm just using quotation marks to show that there is a space at the front). does anyone know what this is and if i can end it or not?
  2. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

    It's Windows Win16 Application Launcher.
  3. JDogg

    JDogg Guest

    i also forgot to mention that is has my name under "user name", 00 under "cpu", and it is blank under "mem usage"
  4. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

    The WOW subsystem is closely related to the Virtual DOS Machine (VDM) that NT uses to execute 16-bit DOS applications. WOW is an application environment that runs as a user-mode program (the filename is wowexec.exe) and invokes one VDM for all Win16 applications to run in. (Not my knowledge, just a quote I found)