Error copying Steam New update

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I am using Windows 7 Ultimate and have noticed that steam will no longer open after steams latest update of july31st, 2012. How can I fix this issue to resolve the following issue? Any suggestion would be really helpful to me.


Thanks in advance.


Steam.exe(main exception): ERROR: copying SteamNew.exe to Steam.exe failed, Win32 Error 32 "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process."

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Answered By 15 points N/A #176830

Error copying Steam New update


Hi Rocky,
The error is because of the security software settings.
The solution to it is as below:
1) Go to the 'Task Manager', select antivirus program running in the system
2) Disable the running program
3) Restart the system
4) Detect any spyware running on the system, uninstall it
5) Reinstall the software again in the specified path
6) Reboot the system and execute the function

Answered By 0 points N/A #176831

Error copying Steam New update


I read your error message and felt that something is messing with the Steam’s ability to update itself. You can’t run it in safe mode. You can fix this issue when this situation comes up like steam.exe is being used.

1. Logoff/ Restart your system

2. Try to start your system in safe mode because it will help to close the program

3. Review the status of Steam’s files

4. If problem persists then you have problem with your local steam files

5. You may refresh it without losing any data



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