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FIX: Wow64.dll missing in Windows 10


I noticed that the following files are missing: wow64.dll, wow64cpu.dll, wow64win.dll. From what I read that these DLLs do, I think I probably need them. How can I go about getting them?

The wow64.dll error indicates that the file is either corrupted, incorrectly installed or removed from your system.

In this article, we are going to discuss some quick methods that you can use to fix the Wow64.dll is missing error on your computer.


How can I fix Wow64.dll missing error?

1. Download third-party utilities

Problems with DLL files aren’t uncommon, and many users reported wow64.dll is either not designed message on their Windows PC.

Fixing this manually can be troublesome, but there are specialized tools that can help you with that.

DLLs and registries are valuable data libraries that Windows uses in order to run properly.

Because of that, damaged or missing dlls or registry keys can be a leading cause for crashes, freezes, error messages, and they can even prevent you from launching software and Windows features altogether.

Unfortunately, registries and DLLs are clusters of data that even advanced users have a hard time tweaking properly without guidance, and even Microsoft advices against it.

More so, resetting your Windows OS is among the only truly effective solutions to fix these errors, but this solution has far too many drawbacks.

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In order to avoid all that, one can always rely on automated third-party solutions, and few are as good as Restoro. It automates pretty much every aspect of your PC repair process, from the scans to the actual fixing.

Follow this small guide to learn to you can restore your PC to peak performance using Restoro:

  1. Download and install Restoro
  2. Launch Restoro
    • Restoro will now compile data about your PC
      Restoro first scan
  3. Wait for it to find any system stability issues and possible malware infections
    • Once the scan is complete, Restoro will show you a summary of your PC’s current status
      Restoro repair
  4. Press Start Repair
    • Restoro will now start downloading and replacing and faulty registries, DLLs, and any other damaged files it may have found during the scan.
    • This is possible thanks to the online libraries that is uses for comparison, replacing damaged data with its perfectly functional equivalent
  5. Restart your PC for all the changes to take effect

Your PC should now work perfectly fine, and you will no longer have to worry about slow response times, BSoD errors, or anything of the sort.

Disclaimer: This program needs to be upgraded from the free version in order to perform some specific actions.


2. Run System File Checker (SFC)

  1. Navigate to the Start menu and type cmd in the search box.
  2. Right-click on Command Prompt from the list of search results and click Run as administrator. click run as administrator wow64.dll is missing
  3. Click Yes in the permission dialog box when prompted.
  4. Command Prompt will open on your screen, type sfc /scannow and press the Enter key.run command wow64.dll is missing
  5. The System File Checker utility will now start scanning your system for wow64.dll issues.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions and wait until the process is complete and close Command Prompt.

This is a simple method, but it might help you if you encounter wow64.dll error, so be sure to try it out.


3. Update your system

  1. To update your system, navigate to the Start menu, type Settings in the search box and click the first result.
  2. Now click Update & Security settings and then Windows Update.
  3. Click the Check for updates button. Your system will start downloading new updates if they are available.check for updates wow64.dll is missing
  4. Once the update process is complete, Restart your system.
  5. If your system is already up to date, proceed to the next solution.

Updating your system is a great way to deal with system errors such as wow64.dll is either not designed, so be sure to try that out.


4. Restore your system

  1. To start the System Restore process, click the Start menu and type Create a restore point in the search box.
  2. Click Create a restore point from the search results. Click the System Restore button in the System Properties Window and click Next.click system restore wow64.dll is missing
  3. Click the Show more restore points option and select your specific Restore point.
  4. Click Next and then click the Finish button to begin the System Restore process.

If all other methods fail System Restore might come in handy when it comes to fixing the wow64.dll error, so don’t hesitate to try it.


In this article, we have explored some methods that you can use to troubleshoot Wow64.dll is missing error on your system.

Feel free to comment down below if this guide helped you to resolve the issue.



This post was written by Milan Stanojevic and was first posted to WindowsReport



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