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The process will be scheduled by the OS just like any other process. I think fork() is similar to CreateProcess() on Windows, but I haven't done any Windows programming that needed to create more processes.

CreateProcess can't implement fork() semantics. To my knowledge there's no good way to fork() on Windows.

Section 5.6 of http://www.redhat.com/support/wpapers/cygnus/cygnus_cygwin/a... is an interesting read about how the Cygwin team implemented fork.

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