troubleshooting Question

windows code example how to change path variable for current process

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Hi all,
Basically I am looking for a code example to change the "path" for the current process (so it will find the correct DLL).
Can anyone give such a code example ?

Background for the curious people.
I am working "inside" a 32 bit program - quite an OLD program (it's a general utility which enable you to run "sub programs"). We shall call this program "EnvironmentProgram.exe".
When we are running in a 32 bit windows - everything is fine.
But when we are running in a 64 bit windows (using wow64) , it turns out that this system "fails" to load the "correct 32 bit DLL", and finds the "incorrect 64 bit DLL" - which fails to load obviously. This problem occurs because EnvironmentProgram.exe looks for DLLs according to the order in the "path". Basically, I want to remove one element from the path, so it would not fail.

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