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Windows 7: steam issue in win7

30 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
steam issue in win7

Steam has been running with no issues throughout the whole of the beta programme and now I have retail copy of steam it decides to mess up.

A message came up saying that Windows needed to put steam into compatibility mode. When I ran steam it didnt like it and refused to run.

How can I reset this compatibility mode and prevent windows from setting it again in the future?

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30 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Found the fix here: Fix: Steam thinks its running in compatibility mode
Ive also disabled the program compatibility assistant so it doesnt do this again. Now to reinstall 124 games, sigh
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30 Sep 2009   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

is this what we all have to look forward to, come three weeks time?
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30 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Possibly. So disable PCA when you get Win7.
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30 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Only issue I had was with counter-strike source really - every time i started it up it crashed saying hl2.exe has stopped responding. If I ran it in window mode and then in windowmode set it to fullscreen it worked fine, but I had to do this for every time I started it. Haven't had time to look for a more permanent fix, but I'll try this at least and see if this has any effect.
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30 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Im guessing that I'm one of the lucky ones, I have installed steam countless times on my RTM copy with no problems along with loading different games and running them. From what I have been seeing here in the forums helping people there have been some drivers that cause strange issues but we all hope that with the release in a few weeks this wont be an issue. There also might be an update to windows for PCA I remember reading something about a Windows Update item for this for RC looks like I might have to go digging.
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