You can use the System Exec.vi
to execute or launch other Windows-based applications, command-line applications, batch files (Windows) or script files (Mac OS X and Linux) from within LabVIEW. You can also include any parameters within your command string that the executing command supports. An example showing how to call a targeted Windows' application (i.e. Calculator) using the System Exec VI
can be found here
To execute an application minimised, wire a true constant to the run minimized?