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File in use: The action can’t be completed because the file is open in another program

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This is a problem that I come across from time to time.

“File in use” “The action can’t be completed because the file is open in another program” “Close the file and try again.”

I first witnessed the problem in Windows XP, where the error said: “Cannot delete Folder: It is being used by another person or program”. Continue reading →

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Remote Desktop Connection Logon to Black Screen

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This is a problem that has plagued me for a while now, and only two things seem to fix it.

The issue is that when using a Windows 7 RDP client (mstsc) to connect into another Windows 7 system, you sometimes find you’re left with nothing but a black screen.

From this black screen you can’t do anything. The cursor seems to respond, but you can’t seem to bring up anything useful, nothing works.

So what’s the solution?

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Microsoft Security Essentials Old Version Download for Windows XP

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As you’re probably aware, Microsoft have reached end of life for Windows XP and have discontinued support for the operating system.

As such they have ceased downloads from the Microsoft website for Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP.

Not only that, but the last release (4.5.216.0) of Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows XP was bundled with nag screens which left the castle icon red and displayed notices each time your computer starts up.

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