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Old 09-18-2011, 06:11 AM   #1
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Can not download steam!

Hello,

I try to download steam on my mom's laptop, but it's always freezes at 77 %. When i cancel download and try to download again, then can not even download... Never experienced this issue until now. Is steam broken?

Thanks.
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:33 AM   #2
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Here, try this out.


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Installing Steam when unable to use SteamInstall.msi due to errors, invalid drive, etc.
  1. Download the client [steampowered.com].
  2. Open SteamInstall.msi using an archive program (7zip, WinRAR).
  3. Open Cabs.w1.cab.
  4. Extract Steam.exe1
  5. Rename Steam.exe1 to Steam.exe
  6. Place Steam.exe in your desired location (Eg: C:\Games\Steam)
  7. Run Steam.exe and let it update.
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:51 AM   #3
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sorry man, page won't even open and loading is forever.
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:57 AM   #4
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Do you have suckingly slow internet by any chance?
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:16 AM   #5
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Hello,

I try to download steam on my mom's laptop, but it's always freezes at 77 %. When i cancel download and try to download again, then can not even download... Never experienced this issue until now. Is steam broken?

Thanks.
The Steam updater doesn't seem to be working on new installs. There was an update to steam a few days ago that seems to be causing the problems. Fill out a error report at https://support.steampowered.com/ and maybe we can get valve's attention.
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:23 AM   #6
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You can't open the actual download page? It's just a direct link to the installer.
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:24 AM   #7
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The Steam updater doesn't seem to be working on new installs. There was an update to steam a few days ago that seems to be causing the problems. Fill out a error report at https://support.steampowered.com/ and maybe we can get valve's attention.
okay thanks.
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:26 AM   #8
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You can't open the actual download page? It's just a direct link to the installer.
Nope, can't, it keeps loading forever and nothing happens.
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:29 AM   #9
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As much as I'm against doing such things, try from here.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25739268/SteamInstall.msi

I just pulled it down and put it in my dropbox.

Again, I don't recommend downloading any executable off any un-trustworthy place, but if you want.. it's there.
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:35 AM   #10
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Nope, can't, it keeps loading forever and nothing happens.
Sounds like a browser issue.
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:03 PM   #11
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Hello you could try using a USB device to download Steam to then try downloading Steam to your computer from the USB.
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Old 09-18-2011, 04:19 PM   #12
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You could try to shutting down your antivirus software if you have it running.
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