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Rusty Dec 5, 2012 @ 4:20pm
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Hydra_360ci Dec 6, 2012 @ 6:53am 
Looks like you messed up Windows Registry to me.
Plus, you never install anything in the Windows directory.

Try redownloaded Steam Client and installing from that.

Also suggest you install in your own created directory or in the root.
As in:
C:\games\ Steam
Hydra_360ci Dec 6, 2012 @ 7:43am 
You're either going to have to figure out what's wrong with the windows registry, contact Steam Support and wait a few more days for a response to see if they can figure it out, or completely reinstall windows.

I'm guessing Add/remove programs can't uninstall Steam Client, either.
Try this:

(and if you made a back up of your registry before you let those programs mess with it and/or manually deleted files already. It would be best to restore that Registry back up and undo your manual deletes.Then do the manual uninstall from that. But if you can only do one of the two... then it's likely that windows registry is too messed up to fix manually, but might as well try the instructions, anyways.)
Last edited by Hydra_360ci; Dec 6, 2012 @ 7:57am
Hydra_360ci Dec 6, 2012 @ 8:03am 
You don't have a restore point on that PC?
Restore point will not restore any user files or installations, but it would restore the windows registry back to what it was, then you could try the manual uninstall from there.

Then you pretend you never installed Steam Client and install it from the initial download of the software. But if it still gives you that error, then there is still something in the registry that needs deleting. There is something in there, telling the installation software to look in that directory for files.

What caused you to do this to begin with?
regedit can be very dangerous to use and is always a last resort.

Whenever the forums get fixed (they're down right now where I'm at) you may get better tech answers about Steam Client from the General board.
Last edited by Hydra_360ci; Dec 6, 2012 @ 8:07am
Hydra_360ci Dec 6, 2012 @ 8:14am 
Still don't know what happened but at least you figured it out.
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