When you try to rename a system file in Windows 2000 Explorer, you may receive an error indicating that the file
is being used by Windows.
Example: When you attempt to rename Kernel32.dll, you receive:
To work around this behavior:
- Open a CMD prompt.
- Switch (CD) to the folder that contains the file you wish to rename.
- Use the REN command: REN kernel32.dll kernel32.old