Loading external program

How can I load another program before starting into my app?
I want to load a commercial "system status" type app that stays in the taskbar whenever I run my application.
Is the best way using an MFC function or just doing a 'cheat' through Windows?
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galkinConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You can lauch another application with CreateProcess that returns handle to the process created. Then you can terminate process with TerminateProcess using handle obtained
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VEngineerAuthor Commented:
Can you give a quick example.. like loading Notepad for instance.
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