IIS8 web site won't start: file being used by another process

When trying to start the Default Web Site in IIS 8 I got the error message "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process".

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After fiddling around with it for a while I found that Skype was being naughty and was using HTTP port 80, therefore my web site could not be started in the same port. After closing Skype the web site started without problems.

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