Can’t run Powershell 64 on Core i7


I’m trying to get into Powershell Workflows, however I get the following error if I attempt to use the “workflow” keyword:

Windows PowerShell Workflow is not supported in a Windows PowerShell x86-based console. Open a Windows PowerShell x64-based console, and then try again.

Common sense would tell you to open the 64bit version:

It doesn’t seem to matter which version of powershell I open, I get the same message.

I’ve tried this on both my laptops (1st Win7, 2nd Win8) and they both behave the same

Am I just missing something simple?


The version in SysWOW64 is the 32-bit version. WOW64 is the 32-bit emulator on 64-bit Windows (WoW means “Windows on Windows”). You need to run the version from system32, which is the 64-bit version.


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