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Old 11th June 2010, 10:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey people. I have just upgraded my laptop thanks to my son filling my last keyboard with milk while I was away. Tried to load Steam though and got this problem. "Steam.exe (main exception): To run Steam, you must first connect to the Internet" every time I try to connect. Tried removing/reinstalling. Tried removing logs and other folders/files, all with no luck.

Any ideas out there?

New Qasmio with Win 7 Home Premium.

Thanks in advance
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Old 11th June 2010, 11:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hi mate, may also be worth posting in the lab. the lab rats in there should be able to help as well.
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Old 11th June 2010, 11:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Assuming you are actually connected to the internet when installing, try this:

Cleanly reinstalling Steam - Valve Developer Community
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Old 11th June 2010, 11:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Can't say I've necessarily seen others with the issue on Steam, however some programs tend to work better on Win7 if you avoid installing them into the "Program Files" - I believe less issues with UAC. Myself I have it installed in D:\Steam\...

Might be worth a try if Jig's suggestion doesn't work.
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Old 13th June 2010, 05:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Delete everything in the steam folder except for Steam.exe and the SteamApps folder itself.

Start steam, log in and let it go
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Old 16th June 2010, 09:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Delete everything in the steam folder except for Steam.exe and the SteamApps folder itself.

Start steam, log in and let it go
Tried it already I am afraid, but thanks all the same.

The network here has turned to crud over th last couple of days, so I shall try to get back to it when I get a good connection again.

Thanks so far to all.
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