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Can I make Createprocess launch an exe that is somewhere on the Internet?
I have the direct address of the .exe, but keep getting error codes 2 or 3.
 

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This is a huge security issue. CreateProcess is not the same as ShellExecute - you can't give it an Internet path.

Win32 Error #2 - ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND ("The system cannot find the file specified")
Win32 Error #3 - ERROR_PATH_NOT_FOUND ("The system cannot find the path specified")

You need to first download the EXE to the local computer (using any method of your choosing), and then launch it from the local file system.
 

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Yes, I ended up using URLDownloadToFile to do that
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Thanks
 
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