PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment

Data type

Range

Default value

REG_SZ

Processor type

x86

Description

Stores the type of processors installed on the system.

For Windows 2000, the system always sets the value of this entry to x 86. However, this entry remains in the system to anticipate future needs and to maintain compatibility with earlier systems.

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