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he did a reinstall but the drive he has games on and apps where not fresh..
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Im sorry i think i mistook you.

I thought you where saying that a fresh install of windows may have messed with the steam reg entries and i was thinking...well hell yes it would,completely wiped registry to be precise.

But now i dont exactly know what you where trying to say?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NineteenEleven View Post
i think you should re-read the OP, because i am correct.

his games were on D:

he wiped C: (where his registries are)

re-installed C:

tried to launch steam.

steam only writes the registries on install, they were not there. steam was mad.

the delete trick is essentially re-installing steam, without downloading and installing all your games.
I totally agree with this comment here i thought you was trying to say reg entries where on the steam drive and i was like no,they are on windows drive.

EDIT:

any way,how are the registry entries assoicated with there being no network connection?
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i probably could have worded that better sorry.
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any way,how are the registry entries assoicated with there being no network connection?
not sure, i dont know if that was the extent of his problems either. he didnt say if he could launch games or not, but this was definatly a problem for him. everytime i move my steam directory i have to do this.
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