CreateProcess parameters

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    CreateProcess parameters

    I just tried compiling a release version of my program in VC++ 2005 express and got the following error:

    Code:
    .\pconnect.cpp(58) : error C2664: 'CreateProcessW' : cannot convert parameter 1 from 'char *' to 'LPCWSTR'
    Types pointed to are unrelated; conversion requires reinterpret_cast, C-style cast or function-style cast
    It is from this line of code:
    Code:
    if ((CreateProcess(szPath, pszParam, 0, 0, TRUE,
                                CREATE_DEFAULT_ERROR_MODE|CREATE_NO_WINDOW, 0, 0, &siStartupInfo,
    							&piProcessInfo)) != false)
    this doesnt occur when I compile for debug. Just wondering why this happens and an easy way to fix it. Thanks

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    > cannot convert parameter 1 from 'char *' to 'LPCWSTR'
    The 'W' means it's expecting a WIDE string, which probably means you've got UNICODE turned on somewhere.
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    UNICODE is the default of the compiler...

    go to your project settings and under general the 3rd one from the bottom up change it to "Use Multi-byte character set"
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