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Windows 7: Steam games broken

22 Aug 2013   #11
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Check this out and see if it helps - https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...2971-RUAG-7390
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Tried that a number of times and even rebooted but did not change a thing. I noticed on the Steam discussion boards that a number of people are having problems with Steam. Perhaps, I just need to focus elsewhere for a while.
As I said, every time Steam does an update something goes awry for a moment. Anyway I'm having no problems here... thankfully.

Yeah I still get the verification screen....

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but I pretty much ignore it as everything else just works
You know, the joke is people never follow their own advice

Well after following step 2 here (under Windows), which is the link I posted above, I was FINALLY able fix the contestant Steam update issue.
If you're having this issue, do give the fix a try.

Oh, and follow your advice... you might find it even works for you


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23 Aug 2013   #12
bobland

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit Retail
 
 

I recently switched ISPs. In the process, I also got a new modem, a Motorola SBG6580, which the installer tech said he carries in the truck. This is a primarily wireless modem. After the install, I got a 50 Mbps + speed. Unfortunately, my wife's computer, which is the really important one because she works at home and I just fool around, only got sub 3 Mbps. I called tech support and they made did some channel switching. She then got 12 Mbps but mine dropped to 1.5. Frustrated, I put all the wires back in and found we both got 50 again. Rechecked Amazon and found many users reporting problems with wireless.

The point of this is after I put the wires in, I reinstalled Steam and for the first time in over 22 days it installed correctly. I had to reinstall Portal 2 but got that and Saints 3 up and running. The Steam tech support had suggested using a wire to the modem a few times but this is difficult because the original ISPs wireless modem was further away then any cable I had so I wrongly assumed it wouldn't make a difference.

Funny how a simple thing like that made all the difference.
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