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Start an executableTag(s): Varia

IE only
 function go() {
   w = new ActiveXObject("WScript.Shell");'notepad.exe');
   return true;
   Run Notepad (Window with explorer only)
     <input type="button" value="Go" 
     onClick="return go()">
try it :

Run Notepad (Window with explorer only)
NOTE: Works in a trusted environment like an intranet (and certainly not from the internet!).

Here an interesting trick, this link will attempt to launch a notepad (if you are using Windows) and load the win.ini in your C:\WINDOWS directory.