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post #21 of 29
you can always exchange your game at the retailer... they won't give you your money back, but they will happily give you a new copy in the box...

Has worked every time i've needed/wanted to...
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a few days ago, I `Started` to instal a playable demo of portal I think, I created a steam account but didnt manage to do the install.

Today, I got my Orange Box and used the SAME login details that I used for the demo.

I think you could be ok BUT someone else give some input on this too, I dont want to screw his new CD Key up!!!!
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a few days ago, I `Started` to instal a playable demo of portal I think, I created a steam account but didnt manage to do the install.

Today, I got my Orange Box and used the SAME login details that I used for the demo.

I think you could be ok BUT someone else give some input on this too, I dont want to screw his new CD Key up!!!!
haha !!!!!!!!!! that was what i needed to hear ... i stuck it on my original account & it worked

installing as we speak

thankyou .....BugBash
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if the first activation failed because of the message "key already used" that by no means mess up your account, so dont worry about that part...

Just go into your existing steam account, and type in your new key. It should work no prob...

The thing that i am wondering about is the whole security situation where you bought the game. Maybe you should not even put that new key in your steam account, and just burn the game to have it on disk, then return the original, and order the game online through steam... Then once the game is activated, and starts downloading, you can put in the dvd your burned to install the game...

just my thoughts on the whole deal...
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Thx for the suggestion joeblo69......

its now installed & updating each game via steam.....

is there a no cd crack for this game seeing as its loaded on steam & i only have 1 optical drive...?
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Thx for the suggestion joeblo69......

its now installed & updating each game via steam.....

is there a no cd crack for this game seeing as its loaded on steam & i only have 1 optical drive...?
You don't need a "no-cd crack". One of the good things about steam.
    
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so i can play all 5 games without the disc....?
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so i can play all 5 games without the disc....?
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post #29 of 29
Now that it's registered, your Steam account owns it. Technically, you could throw away the CD's. If you ever need to re-install it, you could just go to steam, log in, and download it.
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