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Well to make a short story long steam has been frustrating lately...

I decided to update to W7SP1 because it was on my machine, well everything went well 'till I tried playing Blood Bowl, I thought it was the game but upon closer examination about 80% of my steam games wouldn't load up and crashed to desktop. After restoring windows to pre-sp1 everything worked again but I deleted Blood Bowl thinking I could re-install it and it would work... 5GB...
Then last night my steam client updates and the game I have been playing Witcher 2 needs to be converted...ok I think no big deal... then Bam - Downloading 8gb!!! WT I already had updated to 2.0 why do I need to download half the game again.
So now my data cap is almost full I have to re-download Blood Bowl, 8gb for Witcher 2???? and I have fable 3 to download after the weekend sale...seriously steam what the hell, I was so pissed off I didn't even try playing any other games in fear of more needing to be converted.

Beware any updates it seems steam isn't being as friendly these days as it once was, companies like this should be on the front lines of data cap struggles yet they hide and hope nobody notices that their business depends on the consumer's internet. By the time I am done downloading my games again + BF3 my cap will be well over 1/2 for the month 5 days in...

So to recap, Steam doesn't work well with W7 SP1 and the client update will break some of your games until you download a patch or something (no idea why 8gb for witcher 2...)
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Been working fine for me, Not had any problems appart from the odd drop in connection.

All my games work though and thats after changing from XP to Vista to 7 and then 7 SP1.
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I've been on SP1 for ages and I never had any problems.
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yeah, as of january 1st my internet provider will be enforcing their soft cap.... granted I have a 250g cap, I'll still have watch what I download as my wife and son stream alot and we have to share the internet lol
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I had Steam crash Deus Ex twice on Monday night, trying to update it whilst I was in the middle of playing it. Wouldve thought it would know not to update a program in use.....
    
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Win7 SP1 here and my steam works fine. Never had problems. Even after yesterdays client update, all is still fine. I think its just an isolated incident that your having bad luck.
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the latest steam update caused one of my games to disappear completely from my Library like it never existed.
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Originally Posted by joman2055;15279161 
the latest steam update caused one of my games to disappear completely from my Library like it never existed.
That happened to a buddy of mine. It wasn't from the latest patch, but his BF: BC2 game disappeared completely about a month or two ago. Steam says he never had it, and EA obviously can't help him. Kinda weird that he 'never had it' since we played with him and he leveled up to about 15... I guess that's possible to do on games that don't exist nowadays...
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