I ran into a tricky situation today, How do I use a batch file to launch other batch files or console applications in a new console window? The key to this is the START keyword. So if you open up a new command prompt window and enter
You will effectively transfer control of your current window to the test.bat file. However, if you change your command to
The batch file will be launched in a new window allowing your first window to continue operation to perform other commands or launch more programs.