stevie8472 Jun 22, 2013 @ 9:48am
Can I have two steam accounts and install Skyrim on both
Let me explain, I have Skyrim on this account and Hearthfire but I recently purchased Legendary. If I create a new steam account can I then install Legendary onto that account and keep them both on this computer. Will the two games conflict and can I use the same Email for both. I was hoping to keep this account and letting my younger brother use the Skyrim I have on that. I just wanted to check before I did anything, would my best option be, should I uninstall steam altogether? Thanks for any answers - Stephanie.
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Dr. Shocks . DO Jun 22, 2013 @ 9:59am 
I think you can have 2 accounts on the same computer; not sure about the same email though.

I know of others you have a few accounts without any problems.
Hailey Jun 22, 2013 @ 10:01am 
As long as they are installed to different folders I don't see why not

brothers: C:\Program Files(x86)steam\steamapps\common\skyrim
your account: C:\Program Files(x86)steam\steampps\common\skyrim legendary edition (not sure about this as i don't own the legendary edition of skyrim)
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Gropax Jun 22, 2013 @ 10:22am 
you can use 2 accounts on the same machine and not have to put them in 2 folders if say account A has skyrim and account B doesn't when you change to account B it just says Pre-Loaded after the title and will not run til you buy it. same will be with the legendary and reg version since they are 2 different copies. but in the same directory. and here is a sneaky problem he can use your DLC since the game will not care where it came from aslong as its in the directory and the boxes are checked in the launcher. only problem will be saves he might overwrite yours if you only use autosave and quicksave. to get around this problem have him make his own windows account so he has his own documents directory or you make your own.
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Rhuto Jun 22, 2013 @ 10:45am 
You can have as many account you want....if they are on the same PC....you will use the same copy of Skyrim for all......
If you want to have several Steam on the same PC, then I think the best way to go is;

Attach a hard disk to your PC, install Steam on it...Install those games you want on it.

For the next account....remove your HD....try to install Steam to another HD or C:/....it might not function because the register might tell you that you already have staem...or it mightl install steam.and use C:/ as path...but next time you use your HD you might start steam from the HD itself and not any shortcut, because reg says it is on C.

You can't have several equal programs on same computer, because the reg will then be confussed.
stevie8472 Jun 22, 2013 @ 1:46pm 
Thanks for all the help guys, I'm going to think about what I'm going to do.
Hailey Jun 22, 2013 @ 1:48pm 
Originally posted by stevie8472:
Thanks for all the help guys, I'm going to think about what I'm going to do.

Good luck :D
stephaniedovah Jun 22, 2013 @ 3:47pm 
So, it's done. Thank you everyone :) I just uninstalled everything and redid it, but now I can access both accounts so it's basically what I wanted.
wowszer Jun 22, 2013 @ 7:53pm 
Originally posted by Gropax:
. and here is a sneaky problem he can use your DLC since the game will not care where it came from aslong as its in the directory and the boxes are checked in the launcher. only problem will be saves he might overwrite yours if you only use autosave and quicksave. to get around this problem have him make his own windows account so he has his own documents directory or you make your own.

This method works great, go into windows Control Panel, select Add User Acount, call it Gaming, Brother,s whatever you want. Steam will work, Skyrim will work, but you will have to set up individual programs settings, it will almost be like a new machine. The important thing is even if either of you want to search for the others files, you can't find them from your own account. You could set up dozens of accounts (but only one could use the pc at a time).
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