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How can I disable Steam from starting up with Windows without logging in to Steam?

Is there a way to disable Steam from starting up automatically with Windows (XP/Vista/7) after installing it? I fix systems for people and some of them request or have Steam, so I reinstall it for ...
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How does the Steam Marketplace work?

After the Trading Card update, I noticed an option that said "sell", and discovered the Steam Market. I was wondering, how does this work? When I clicked "Sell," it took me to a page asking me for the ...
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Steam Connection Dialog

A period of time after I've logged onto my computer a (minimisable) steam dialogue box appears telling me I am not connected; . I first press "Quit". This dismisses the dialog window (and displays ...
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How do I get Skyrim to redownload Dawnguard and the other DLC if I accidentally deleted it from the data files menu?

I've tried restarting many times and going on "View Downloadable Content" but I don't see an option to tell Skyrim to download it again.
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Can I see individual achievement progress for Half Life 2 Episode 2?

I've started working on the Get Some Grub achievement, it requires me to kill 333 antlion grubs throughout the first 2 chapters. From reading some guides I gather I should be able to track my progress ...
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What should I do if steam fails to launch a game?

I've installed a few games everything worked flawless. After a while I couldn't any longer start Metro 2033. A message popup appears saying that Metro 2033 is launched the popup disappears and the ...
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64-bit Steam version of Banished crashes on launch

Launching the 64-bit exe of the game (through Steam) gives crashes and writes a dump with the following: Process Name Application-steam-x64.exe Process Architecture x64 Exception Code ...
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Download Steam games outside of Steam [closed]

Recently, while explaining exactly what Steam is and what its benefits are, someone asked me: "But what happens if Steam went bankrupt all of a sudden and you couldn't access the platform anymore?". ...
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In Titan Attacks!, is the EARTH achievement broken?

The Indie game Titan Attacks! comes with various Steam achievements. One is called EARTH and you'll get it for completing the EARTH levels. I did this several times now, but still haven't unlocked the ...
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Not getting achievements In Civilization 5 is there a difference between silver and bronze achievements?

I just finished a game as Attila. I won a militaristic victory on level Prince(4), small map, standard game. I did not get my steam achievement for this victory, Scourge of Everyone. Then I noticed ...
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Unable to install Steam

I am a first time Steam user. I am trying to download client for my Windows 7 machine. However I keep getting this error. Fatal Error: Steam needs to be online to update. Please confirm your ...
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Bought game on Steam, but it's not in my Library

I bought a game on my dad's chrome book yesterday on steam and it told me to check my library for the games I bought, but they are not showing up. Do I have to buy them again? Or is there a way to ...
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Is there any way to get a refund for a game bought from Steam?

Is it possible? If it is, do I have to have had some sort of technical problem or can I get a refund just because I didn't like it?
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How does Steam work with alternative accounts? [closed]

I've had gotten 1 week trade ban on one of my Steam accounts. When it went away, I got a trade probation tag that then led to me getting banned on Steam rep, outpost and bazaar. I'd like to know how ...
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How to increase Steam account inventory

Recently i have create a steam account and I purchase a $1 link from https://www.humblebundle.com and active the game in this new account. However, this new account only consists of 120 slots. If not ...
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Is there a list of which Steam games support Oculus Rift?

Steam has apparently started displaying when a game supports Oculus Rift; see for example this game. Is there somewhere I can view all Steam games that have Oculus Rift support? I noticed the ...
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Find game which a Steam profile background is from?

How do I see which game a Steam background is from? For example this background image: ...
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Steam characters [duplicate]

During big sales or special deals, Steam changes its background images to those containing their own characters: Who are these guys? What are their names? How can we be friends?
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Is there any point in adding a non-Steam game to Steam?

Is there a point in adding a non-Steam game to Steam? Are there any advantages besides being able to launch the game from within Steam?
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Can Steam tell me when I have a game installed on another computer or in another OS?

Does Steam know, and will it tell me, if I am installing a game that I already have installed elsewhere on the same account? In particular, I don't want to install the same games in Windows and OSX ...
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How does Steam set a game's background in the Library?

Lately, I realized, that the background of a game in the Steam Library changes from time to time, and I swear, I once even recognized the background somehow from a scene I've been to in a game. So, ...
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Games do not download on Steam

I have just bought Civilization 5 online through Steam as they had a promotional weekend. They were quick enough to take my money but the game does not download and now they won't respond to my mails ...
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My server favorites and history are gone!

I got on Steam one day to realize that my favorites and history were completely cleared. I may have a backup, though. How do I restore it?
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How do I add start menu items to a Steam game after the installation?

I've noticed that Steam gives me the option of creating a desktop shortcut and start menu items at the end of an installation. I always say no thanks to both because I like starting my games from ...
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Do Steam codes need a physical disc?

I have unwittingly bought a second hand game on e-bay that uses a Steam account for activation. I am currently in dispute with the seller as he sold something which I feel is unusable. He has listed a ...
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Is it possible to dispute being reported as a scammer? [closed]

I am new to steam trading, and today I found that I have been reported as a scammer. I do not know why, I didn't invite anyone to trade with me in the same time. All the trades I have done were in ...
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Steam cannot access my YouTube username

I'm trying to link my YouTube account to Steam so I can share videos through it. However I'm getting this error: According to this and this, I need a YouTube channel, as well as having it linked to ...
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Steam logs in without being signed in

Frequently now, when I start Steam it auto logs in and take me to my Library. If I look to the bottom right corner, under VIEW FRIENDS LIST it says 0 Online. If I actually click this the Friends ...
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Can I send money to my friend's Steam wallet?

I would like to send someone who already has a Steam account a money gift so that he can buy himself some games. Is this possible? If so, how?
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Steam workshop distribution/CDN? [closed]

Does anyone know how the Steam workshop CDN works? I use the Miami Steam server because I'm in Florida, and, with games I get a good 3.5MB/s download speed, however, with the Steam workshop items I ...
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Is enabling Steam features possible for non-Steam copies?

This is perhaps an odd or silly question, and it needs a bit of elaboration. I have two copies of a game, one from Steam, and one from the developer's website. This is because I purchased the game ...
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Download games from steam to another drive

I'm having a little trouble to get Max Payne 3 installed on my pc. The trouble is that I have only 20 gb of free space left on my ssd where my steam is installed, and there is no way for me to create ...
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Does anyone know of a WebSite where I can sell TF2 Items? [closed]

Like a website where I can sell scrap for money or Steam wallet funds.
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Why do I suddenly have Dawnguard installed?

It has been ages since I played Skyrim (1.8-something was the last version I played), but as is often the case, questions here have inspired me to pick it back up. Careful owner of a modded Skyrim ...
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How to bind steam client to a different IP address?

So I have 2 network cards, and multiple networks (VPN, etc). What I want to do is bind steam client to one of my IPs, and bypass my VPN (because lag). I checked all the steam settings and launching ...
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Modern Warfare 3 Crashes on Launch: How can I get it running?

When I attempt to launch any part of Modern Warfare Three on my PC through Steam, it crashes immediately, and this happens (multiplayer as example): Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: ...
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Counter-Strike Global Offensive stuck on updating at 100 percent

My CS:GO gets stuck on 100 percent when its updating. When I click on the game to play it pops up the box that shows the estimated amount of wait time till I can play the game. The estimated amount of ...
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Is Steam Powers Legal? [closed]

I was recently looking at Steam on Google and noticed a site called Steam Powers. I took a look at the site and found out that when you make an account you get points which you can use to get Steam ...
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Will I get the cards for Steam Christmas sale ever?

I was level 3 on Christmas sale (Steam), and I voted each 8 hours. A message popped out, telling me that I'll receive my cards when I reach level 10. I just crafted another badge, and I'm now level ...
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How do I switch to the new Steam version of Company of Heroes without downloading the entire game again?

I already have Company of Heroes on Steam. Since the game is switching over to Steamworks for its multiplayer component sometime in May, a "New Steam Version" of the game has appeared beside the ...
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Manually copied Skyrim Steam Version to new computer, can't start game [duplicate]

I have manually copied the skyrim directory of steamapps from my old computer to a new one. After installing Steam again, I tried to copy all files back again to start the game, but, when I start ...
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What happens when I block someone on Steam?

I'm 'away' for a week and would like some friends not to know I'm playing games. What does blocking a friend actually do? I'm just looking for it to show me as offline and not show what game I'm ...
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Can I bulk download Steam games?

I have a substantial Steam library, and a new computer with plenty of disk space. I want to queue up all (or most) of my Steam games for downloading. I know I can click on each one in turn, but I ...
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What is the highest possible profile level?

What is the highest Steam profile level? I've seen people with levels like 142 and they still have a next level indicator on their profile. Is there an end to this?
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How can I stop Steam from loading when I start my computer?

Every time I boot into OSX or Windows, Steam automatically starts. Is there a way to stop Steam starting whenever I boot up my computer?
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Where can I obtain the Amtrak P42DC Genesis from Train simulator 2013?

I currently have the RailSimulator "Train Simulator 2013". I'm browsing through the Steam Store and finding player mods mentioning Amtrak P42DC Genesis. However I cannot find this on the Steam Store ...
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How do you change your Steam status, ect. from a shortcut?

I want to do this, because I want to use RocketDock to change things like my status and open things like the Friends window. I'm trying to create a Steambox of sorts with a heavily modified Windows 7 ...
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Change the location of the Steam screenshots folder?

There's an option in the "In-Game" tab in the Steam settings menu to change the screenshot folder, but it doesn't seem to do anything? I took a screenshot after changing the location through the ...
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What are these weird games in my steam library? [duplicate]

I was cleaning out my steam library today and noticed something weird. Dozens of games of the format, SteamAppXXXX, which don't seem to do anything. Given their... questionable nature, I haven't ...
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Can I buy TF2 items with my credit card?

Well this morning, I was going to buy a mann.co supply crate key. Which costs £1.49. But when I try to buy it, it only lets me pay with steam wallet. I mean I could add some money to it, but the ...