Jahwffrey Feb 20, 2013 @ 5:35pm
Steam updates every time I turn on my computer
Every time I start up my computer a little white box with a green progress bar pops up with "Updating steam" on it that fills and then steam starts as normal.

Is steam honestly updating every day or has something gone wrong?
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snarfblatt Feb 20, 2013 @ 7:31pm 
Mine has been doing the same. It seemed to have just started this behavior the past week or so.
guikolt Feb 21, 2013 @ 5:34am 
Yep. It started hapenning this last week here aswell. It always updates when I start my computer, however, it does not always update when closing/opening Steam again. It is something related to turnin off/on the computer.
mahjers Feb 21, 2013 @ 7:04am 
also happens now to me every time I reboot the computer. Only started happening in the last week.
Wicked001 Feb 21, 2013 @ 8:16am 
Updates may require other updates to be installed before they can install. The updater probably does not check for updates automatically unless you close your steam completely or reboot your computer and then restart steam.

You can manually check for updates by clicking the steam menu and "Check for steam client updates...". This will allow you to patch all the current updates and when you restart your computer, it will only offer you updates when you are not running the currently newest version.
HeavyStorm May 30, 2013 @ 9:06am 
I've been having the same problem for the past few months. Not sure why we don't have an official reply; After all this time with this strange behavior, it's bothering me like hell. Not only it takes a long time to start steam EVERY TIME I turn on the computer, it also does slows down the windows startup sequence.
Last edited by HeavyStorm; May 30, 2013 @ 9:06am
NWO | AutomatiK Jul 16, 2013 @ 10:07pm 
Originally posted by Jahwffrey:
Every time I start up my computer a little white box with a green progress bar pops up with "Updating steam" on it that fills and then steam starts as normal.

Is steam honestly updating every day or has something gone wrong?

Steam support sux, 1000s of players if not lacs, are facing this stupid problem and forget fixing it, they don't even reply!!! Must be some secret DRM thing, maybe steam reinstall a lot of critical components everytime the system starts, in order to disable non-steam games.
Wackedbanana Jul 16, 2013 @ 10:08pm 
Same thing happens to me, but if I just restart Steam it happens.
///inq.qq Jul 16, 2013 @ 10:28pm 
sometimes, steam updates can be very weird
Mr.Giggles Jul 16, 2013 @ 10:28pm 
sup
SirEpicFail Jul 16, 2013 @ 11:20pm 
Originally posted by onton4:
Same thing happens to me, but if I just restart Steam it happens.

Turn off your realtime anti virus program and update steam, it is blocking your update. Cheers
dfens00 Jul 16, 2013 @ 11:26pm 
Originally posted by HeavyStorm:
Not only it takes a long time to start steam EVERY TIME I turn on the computer, it also does slows down the windows startup sequence.
In the options you can change things so that Steam does not automatically try to open when you boot your comp. Hope that helps.
slipjack Jul 16, 2013 @ 11:44pm 
Turn off the antivirus/malware and manually open steam. It should fix it.
NWO | AutomatiK Jul 17, 2013 @ 11:58pm 
the thing is it does't update everytime, but may times, and when it does it is really frustrating, as arund 70 MB gets downloaded and the computer becomes useless for 5-10 minutes
HeavyStorm Jul 19, 2013 @ 6:51pm 
Originally posted by AutomatiK™:
the thing is it does't update everytime, but may times, and when it does it is really frustrating, as arund 70 MB gets downloaded and the computer becomes useless for 5-10 minutes

I have the same impression, that it hogs my computer completely. I must admit I've not tried reinstalling steam... Too lazy, lol. But in any case, it's a real issue.
Satoru Jul 19, 2013 @ 7:03pm 
Are you part of the beta
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