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    What sort of function/statement do i use to start up a .exe from inside my code?

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    Here is some code to mess with. There are other ways, like spawn, but this should give you an idea....
    Code:
    #include <stdlib.h>
    #include <iostream.h>
    #include <conio.h>
    
    int main(void)
    {
    	int choice;
    
    	cout<<"Press the number for the choice of program you want to run."<<endl
    		<<endl<<endl;
    	cout<<"1. Windows Calculator"<<endl
    		<<"2. Windows Notepad"<<endl
    		<<"3. Windows Paintbrush"<<endl
    		<<"4. Windows Solitaire"<<endl
    		<<"5. EXIT"<<endl;
    
    	while(choice != 5){
    	choice = getch();
    
    	switch (choice)
    	{
    	case '1':
    		{
    		(void)system("C:\\WINDOWS\\CALC.EXE");
    		break;
    		}
    	case '2':
    		{
    		(void)system("C:\\WINDOWS\\NOTEPAD.EXE");
    		break;
    		}
    	case '3':
    		{
    		(void)system("C:\\WINDOWS\\PBRUSH.EXE");
    		break;
    		}
    	case '4':
    		{
    		(void)system("C:\\WINDOWS\\SOL.EXE");
    		break;
    		}
    	case '5':
    		{
    			exit(EXIT_SUCCESS);
    		}
    
    	}
    	}
    
    	return 0;
    }
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