Saturday, July 24, 2010

[FIXED] Error - "Steam is temporarily unavailable, please try later"... [FIX] Steam unable to update after fresh install

Error "Steam is temporarily unavailable, please try later..." while the steam client remains at 0 % completed always and after that shows this message, I have just found the solution which fixes this problem. I formatted my pc and installed Windows 7 x64 Ultimate, after that steam was giving this error, i just tried everything, firewall, ports, deleted clientregistry.blob, appcachesettings.blob, formatted 2 times, registry cleaners etc ... Still THE PROBLEM WASNT FIXED.

I just remembered that before formatting I copied the whole steam folder from c:\program files\steam (earlier I had 32 bit), to some other location (E:\Steam), just in case of need of any setting or cfg or demo/ maps files.

Now I just replaced the old steam.exe that comes with that 1.5 MB setup with this new one. And deleted clientregistry.blob and ran the file without any compatibility mode or whatsoever. It just ran fine, it updated successfully.

So here what you have to do ...

Step 1

Download and install the steam client from here http://cdn.steampowered.com/download/SteamInstall.msi

Step 2

After Installing it would have ran automatically and you got the error "Steam is temporarily unavailable, please try later...". Now, goto your steam directory (c:\program files(x86)\steam)

Step 3

Delete Clientregistry.blob file

Step 4

Download the new steam.exe file (the newer version that comes after update) and replace it with the already existing steam.exe file in steam folder.

Now I have uploaded the file here http://www.mediafire.com/?xgy2z5rc47x5nrt. No need to worry, the file has been scanned at Virus Total so you can view the summary report. Its completely free of viruses or anything. Just an updated version of steam.exe.

Step 5

Now just run steam.exe without any compatibilty mode or anything. It will start updating soon (after 1 minute, it wont show any error or anything, it will star updating steam platform files, and you will have your steam client ready to play your favourite games.

DONE! Whew! Finally that error is gone and it installed.

You can view the video also, how to fix this error, or just follow the above mentioned steps, quick and easy.

61 comments:

  1. THANK YOU
    THIS HELPED SOO MUCH OMG I LOVE U!

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  2. Can you please upload the file to mediafire or megaupload pls. Thanks!

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  3. Thanks it worked but thing is it uninstalled all the steam games and have to do it from scratch :( I don't even remember what was on my steam account. Only downloading the updates for the four games I had now Counter-Strike: Source, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch and Lost Coast, and Day of Defeat: Source Boy its gonna take a long time!

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  4. Thanks! This worked for me.

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  5. dude you are the best man i was pissed when i got this error yesterday now im on steam again bro. thanks

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  6. can u upload the current version please? i still have the same error i believe it is because i restored windows earlier this week and havent been able to use steam since. this would be a big help. Thanks-- Greg

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  7. GREAT THAT WORKS !
    Thx so much dude

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  9. Hi,
    i just bought TF2 and it giving me the same problem with steam could i follow the same method that you did?

    I did tried the same thing that you did till the part to DL the new steam.exe file. I could not DL it. It say i got a parallel DL but i had nothing DLing?
    Plese help. Thx a lot

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  10. hey, i did everything it said to do, but it still doesnt work for me

    does it have something to do with me running w7 64-bit home premium since you were using ultimate

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  11. didnt work....mine just goes to 26% then goes back to 0 then to 26 then says steam is unavailable MAN i spent like 2000 on a new comp and bought cod and now its all being waisted

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  12. Thanks alot. It finally works for me with this solution!

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  13. This Dosnt worked for me///still its stuck at 99%...
    Total waste of money on steam GAMES

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  14. It finally works!!!

    More person like you will make the world a better place!!!

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  15. it wrkd... thx a ton bro :)

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  17. The file has been re-uploaded again for those who were having problems downloading it, the site is now operational.

    Thanks All.

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  18. Uploading.com says that my download has expired, what does that mean?

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  19. Like before doing it... I can't install test drive unlimited 2...

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  20. nothing f-ing works!

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  21. Shit fucking DOESN'T WORK

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  22. on mine it says the file isnt a valid win32 file. it wont run.

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  23. didnt work....mine just goes to 26% then goes back to 0 then to 26 then says steam is unavailable same as the other guy

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  24. same problem with me, mine goes to 26% then starts all over again. this is un-excusable, I'm doing a FRESH INSTALL, what a horrible first impression.

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  25. Hey..when after i install steam and say :''Steam will continue your install'' I get a error:"there is already a steam.exe here"...can you make a tut for resolving?

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  26. every thing help but i downloaded a game but when i install it, it comes up saying i have to repair or remove steam help :(

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  27. Holy sh!t it works, awesome! I thought my Steam install was completely screwed.

    My thanks sir!

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  28. Now Works With Just Downloading-Installing The Link Above. Thanks For The Guide Man.


    How Does It Work Now?

    1.You Download
    2.You Install Steam [ This Link ]
    3.It Will Download Some Steam Related Things
    4.You Will See That : 1 Item Is Downloading

    {This 1 Item Is The Update What Is Bugged And With This The Issue Will Be Gone.}


    Good Playing To Everyone.

    No1Perfect

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  29. 26... 0 ... 26... 0.. 26... 0

    STEAM IS TEMPORARILY UNAVALIABLE, PLEASE TRY AGAIN!

    This doesn't work for me..

    windows 7 x64

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  30. does not work for me i tried to install fallout new vegas but its still unavaiable...

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  31. The clientregistry.blob file keep coming back >:C . Again, it says: unable to open steamtmp.exe for writing.

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  32. hi man i have a question to ask steam says it can not connect to steam network??
    what can i do man please help me man

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  33. OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU!!!!!

    marry me.

    THANKYOU!!! :D :D :D

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  34. ...nothing seems to work for me, not even this. Great, finnally bought Skyrim and can't play because of retarded Steam.

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  35. same, 0-26, 0-26, 0-26....Steam is unavailable. PhuCKK!

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  36. doesnt work thanks

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  37. gracias, thanks, danke, grazie... ;)

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  38. Do you how to fix this error (I'm using macbook pro i5)
    steamstartup() failed: steamstartup(0xd,0x0xbfffec7c) failed with error 1: Failed create pipe: 0

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  39. Bro.. u r fucking Genious :) I <3 U... U saved my STEAM.. a real super HERO.. better than SUPERMAN :)

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  40. thank you! i had steam install problems!

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  41. Omg That Work THANKS!!!!! <3 u save my steam :)

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  42. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

    YOU ARE Amazing

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  43. The hell...the download link is down...waste of time putting this tutorial up if the link is down. xD

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  44. THANKS MAN THIS HELP IS LEGIT

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  45. holy crap that's it? hours of frustration and just because steam can't give us the right install file?

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  46. i just wanna say thanks for you .. its worked :)
    love u :p

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  47. Only did the first step and it worked!!!! thnx you're the best <3

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  48. i love you bro !! God Bless You with the best gadgets and games on this planet earth ... :*

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  49. not working saying online update error

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  50. BULLSHIT ! -_- !! Still The Same !!!

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  51. stops At 27 and the error begins ! !!!!

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