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Windows 7: Steam on Windows 7

14 Jun 2010   #21
iluvsteam

Windows 7
 
 

Might work, but the problem is I can't even get IN to Steam. After I install it, it goes to the "Updating "window and from there shows the error


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14 Jun 2010   #22
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What version of Windows do you have? Do you have admin rights? Where are you getting the Steam app from? Steam, The Ultimate Online Game Platform

I'm not sure what the problem is

PS.... what's this got to do with checking the Windows Firewall.....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iluvsteam View Post
Might work, but the problem is I can't even get IN to Steam. After I install it, it goes to the "Updating "window and from there shows the error
That "could" very well be the problem???

Did you see this warning...

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Important:

If you are installing Steam for the first time or if there has been a recent Steam update, a firewall may be preventing Steam from connecting to the Steam Network.

Please remember to update your firewall permission settings for Steam with every Steam update and for Steam games every time a game update is released. Steam updates and game updates are announced on the Steam News page.
If the firewal is blocking Steam, your issue is gong to happen. So, based on your last post, I have to ask... did you check the firewall settings???

Thanks.
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15 Jun 2010   #23
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post

If the firewal is blocking Steam, your issue is gong to happen. So, based on your last post, I have to ask... did you check the firewall settings???

Thanks.
I had the same 'updating and then fail' so if the OP is using the default Win firewall - it should be automatically configured for Steam.

Because I never touched it and it worked as soon as I disabled my routers firewall. (I did check though and was automatically configured )

As for checking the router, I'd point you in the right direction to look, but I have no idea what model you are using.

One of the most common IP's used to access your routers settings is 192.168.1.254

The default password is usually admin/admin

On my router for example, the firewall can be found under: Configuration>Firewall>General settings

But each router is different in their layout, so if you can access it's menu (via browser) you can poke around to find the firewall settings.
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15 Jun 2010   #24
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
I had the same 'updating and then fail' so if the OP is using the default Win firewall - it should be automatically configured for Steam.
Yeah it should but we know this isn't alway the case. I've had to add stuff to Windows Firewall in the past. That's why I said check it.

At any rate I agree with your points, especially the router part. Just hope the OP gets it working.

Peace
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13 Jul 2010   #25
Bobbyw5678

Windows 7
 
 
Download speed

I just got Alien vs Predators and the downloading speed is extremely slow. I am running windows 7. How can I speed it up?
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13 Jul 2010   #26
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bobbyw5678 View Post
I just got Alien vs Predators and the downloading speed is extremely slow. I am running windows 7. How can I speed it up?
What time are you downloading it?
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13 Jul 2010   #27
Bobbyw5678

Windows 7
 
 

What do you mean what time?
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14 Jul 2010   #28
VulcanSoulPatch

Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bobbyw5678 View Post
What do you mean what time?
severedsolo was referring to the time of day that you are dl'ing. Many often find that if they have slow dl's during the peak hours in their time zone, if they change their region to something more Easterly (where it is the middle of the night), the dl speed will pick up significantly. See sygnus' post from above:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Someone posed a while back that changing the "Download region" fixed download/connection problems. Might give that a try.

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I only had an issue once with slow dl. I changed my region to somewhere in Europe, restarted Steam, and it took off to max dl speed. Only thing I would recommend is after completing your dl, change the region back to your local one.
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17 Jul 2010   #29
Mrinal Mishra

windows 7
 
 
Mega Problem

i bought counter-strike source and i installed steam in the last screen of installation it shows that counter-strike source installation will continue then nothing happen and when i launch steam a dialog box appears showing updating steam 0% completed then after sometime it shows a error that steam is temprly nt available..... WHAT TO DO !!!!!!!!
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17 Jul 2010   #30
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mrinal Mishra View Post
WHAT TO DO !!!!!!!!
Turn off the loud bold fonts first!!!!

Than you can check here.... Steam Support

and here.... Steam - Troubleshooting Network Connectivity
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