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ok well my friend pretty much gave me his account because he is always getting in trouble and getting the computer taken away, and he doesen't have a legal copy of windows so he can't get dx9 which is required to play, and he is just too lazy to get it somewhere else.

well i reformatted and i got steam and i am wondering if i download counter strike and half life 2, would he have to pay for it?

thats the games he had registered on steam before and i'm just wondering, just being safe...
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no if they are already registered for it, you wont have to pay for it again...you will just have to type in the cd key that came with the games... as proof
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downloading the games is free, you just need am account that has been purchased to play them.
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yeah but i logged into the account, thats usually whe you input your cd key is when you are making an account right?

i don't want this to be a hassle.
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When you buy HL2, and you put the code into steam, the games are automatically transfered into an account, and pretty much just stay there. Uninstalling Steam from his comp and putting it on your comp wouldn't make a difference. I tried doing this with my bros comp up at college. It worked, but both of us couldn't be on at the same time, cause there was only 1 serial number (not that he played any of it in the first place).
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You only have to enter the HL2 cd key once...As once you enter it then it is registered to that account...Then you can go on ANY computer in the World and Download Steam and HL2 or CS:S or whatever game you have registered and play it...
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