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When I try to install adobe reader, or google chrome on my PC, I have this error coming: Unable to open the self-extracting executable file. The file is locked or in use by another process. The installation will terminate.

I searched google for answers, there were some people with similar problem, but apparently the only thing that helped was formatting hard drive )

Is there any other solution?

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Try saving the installer to a folder you make on the C drive, save it there, then execute it. – Moab Sep 12 '10 at 20:55
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Try using Unlocker and stop other programs which are using this software

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OK, I will try. – Sunny88 Sep 11 '10 at 14:27
That should also show which particular process (or file) is locking the said program. For example, if Unlocker lists "explorer.exe", it's possible the file/folder might be open in another window, etc. – Isxek Sep 11 '10 at 14:38

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