Windows 10: Why am I unable to redownload steam onto my new laptop?

Discus and support Why am I unable to redownload steam onto my new laptop? in Microsoft Windows 10 Store to solve the problem; I have a few games through steam that I had bought, and it's frustrating that I am limited to only what's available in the Microsoft store, when what I... Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 10 Store' started by KryszianHoffman, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. Why am I unable to redownload steam onto my new laptop?


    I have a few games through steam that I had bought, and it's frustrating that I am limited to only what's available in the Microsoft store, when what I want isn't even THERE. And sure, there may be some 'alternate options' in the store, but I personally don't trust them to give me the games I BOUGHT. I want the actual Steam, not some knockoff that may or may not have all of my games available to me that I had BOUGHT. And for all I know, there may be some bypass BS due to being the administrator/owner of my device, but alas, I'm not a techie and as far as I've seen, there's no option to say 'screw this bs, I do what I want and will deal with the consequences'. I would like answers.

    :)
     
    KryszianHoffman, Jun 20, 2019
    #1
  2. Mussels Win User

    Steam Help

    steam just released an update, i'd suggest redownloading the installer.
     
    Mussels, Jun 20, 2019
    #2
  3. Steam

    Hi Sam,

    There are several reasons why you are unable to play the game that you installed using the Steam Client. It is possible that the app is corrupted or the permission settings are not enabled on your PC. To resolve your concern, we suggest that you reset the
    app.

    This process can help restore corrupted game installation files. Here's how:

    • Press the Windows key on your keyboard, and then click the Settings icon.
    • Select System, and then select Apps & features.
    • Find the game, and then click on Advanced options.
    • Click Reset.
    • Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

    You may visit this
    link
    for the instructions on how to enable app permissions on your PC.

    Make sure that you are using an administrator account to launch the app. If you are still experiencing the same issue, remove the
    ClientRegistry.blob file by following the steps below:

    • Close the Steam Client and go to the Steam root folder or C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam.
    • Look for the ClientRegistry.blob file.
    • Make a copy of the file and change it to a different file name. (for example, copy.ClientRegistry.blog)
    • Delete the original file.
    • Launch the Steam Client and run your game again.

    If the issue persists, you may relocate the Steam Client by performing the steps below:

    • Close the Steam Client app and go to the Steam installation folder.
    • Browse for the installation files that you would like to move.
    • Delete all of the files inside that folder except the SteamApps & Userdata and Steam.exe.
    • You may cut and paste the whole Steam installation folder to a default storage location on your PC.
    • Launch the app again and make sure to log in using your account.

    After signing in, you'll need to change the default installation path for the games that you will install in the future. Here's how:

    • Launch the Steam Client and go to the Settings
      menu.Select Steam Library Folders from the
      Downloads tab.
    • You may create a new path by selecting Add Library Folder. All future installations will go directly to the newly created path.
    • Right-click on the newly created path and make sure that it is set to default.

    If you are still unable to play your games using the Steam Client, we recommend that you contact
    Steam Support directly for additional solutions in fixing the app and its components.

    Should you have any other queries, you can contact us anytime.
     
    Loraine Mon, Jun 20, 2019
    #3
  4. Why am I unable to redownload steam onto my new laptop?

    steam problem

    Hi,

    There are a lot of possible reasons why your steam game is not opening. One of which is having a corrupted game file. To resolve this concern, we suggest that you follow the steps below:

    Step 1: Run the troubleshooter for Windows apps. This can help remove problems with an app from Windows Store. To do this, you may refer to the link below:

    Click here

    Step 2: Reset the game from the Settings menu.

    • Click Start and click Settings.
    • Select System.
    • Select Apps and features.
    • Find the game and click Advanced options.
    • Click Reset. You need to restart your computer to let the changes take effect.

    Step 3: Try to uninstall and reinstall the game.

    If the issue persist, we highly recommend that you contact Steam support for additional troubleshooting steps.

    Should you need further assistance, feel free to post anytime.
     
    Wilfred Mac, Jun 20, 2019
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