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Old 05-07-07, 11:09 PM   #1
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So um, I can't run Steam. Just installed Vista Ultimate and trying to get Steam running so I can get HL2 but it wont run. It just crashes instantly.
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Old 05-08-07, 12:17 AM   #2
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So um, I can't run Steam. Just installed Vista Ultimate and trying to get Steam running so I can get HL2 but it wont run. It just crashes instantly.
That's odd...working okay for me. Only probs I've had are with Lost Coast and Dark Messiah.

Lost Coast is working with current vid drivers but DM still crashes.

Have you tried running it as admin?
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Old 05-08-07, 02:19 PM   #3
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Yeah im the only user so I would hope Vista would default me as admin. It seems to crash right after it logs me in during the update.
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Old 05-08-07, 02:53 PM   #4
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Yeah im the only user so I would hope Vista would default me as admin. It seems to crash right after it logs me in during the update.
You are defaulted as admin, just disable UAC.
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Old 05-08-07, 03:37 PM   #5
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Steam is working great for me. Are you using the 32 bit or 64 bit version of Ultimate?
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32Bit, I was thinking about going 64Bit but with the lack of 64Bit software and fear of crappy support I just went 32Bit.

Banko, Thats the first thing I did.
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When you installed Vista, did you format the hardrive or just boot from disk and install? I had this problem the 1st time i installed Vista without formatting the HDD..i think it had something to do with the oldwindows folder that's created. I uninstalled steam, opened the oldwindows folder and deleted the Valve folder, reinstalled and it worked after that. If it's not that I would just try uninstalling and reinstalling, I've had lots of problems with steam in the past and that usually worked.
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I repartitioned and formated my HD. Its a 100% fresh install.
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