How Do I Launch Steam on Windows?

Please follow these directions to launch Steam (email if you have questions):

  • Depending on how your computer is configured, you may be able to launch Steam in one or more of these ways:
    • In the Start menu, look for a folder named Steam. Within that folder, click the entry named Steam.
    • There may be a shortcut on your desktop named Steam. Double-click this shortcut to launch Steam.
    • Look in your Program Files folder or folders for the file Steam.exe . Mine is located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe . Double-click this file to launch Steam.
    • Look in the task bar or notification bar; Steam may already be running.
    • Steam may automatically launch whenever Windows starts up (this setting can be changed from within the Steam client).
  • This is what the login screen looks like:

    • Enter your Steam Account Name and Password, then click the Login button.
    • If you're already logged in, you'll skip this screen.
  • You may have to agree again to the Steam Subscriber Agreement.

  • You may have to click through some other screens as well.
  • Eventually you should be in the main Steam application.

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