Post subject: Re: Steam can't install on Windows 8 Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:54 pm
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I've had the same steam installation since 2006. From XP to 8. All you need to do is run steam.exe as admin, it should launch perfectly. Close steam and launch it as normal and it'll tell you it needs to install the service, click ok. Wait a few minutes then kill steam's process (as it tends to hang in 8) and start steam up again. It should work from now on.
I've done this method quite a few times and it hasn't failed me once.