It says emacs/bin/emacs.exe. If it's not necesarily useful, I'd like to stop it from starting with emacs. The extra window is messing me up a bit.

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Instead of opening emacs.exe directly, open runemacs.exe. This will open Emacs without the extra window in the background.

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    The Windows installer for Emacs actually creates the shortcut to Emacs as runemacs.exe, yet the cmd.exe window still opens at launch time.
    – dennismayr
    Oct 6, 2021 at 16:07

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