Fix Steam not Working in Windows 10, 8: Steam not Launching Games

Steam is one of the most famous gaming platforms in the world. Lately, a lot of people are reporting that Steam is not working on Windows 10, and sometimes in Windows 8. Most of the times Steam is not launching for specific games. There are also reports of Steam not starting altogether in Windows 10. In this article I will tell you how to fix Steam not working in Windows 10 and Windows 8.

Fix Steam not Working in Windows 10, 8: Steam not Launching Games

1- First and foremost, update your Windows. Most of the times Steam doesn’t work on Windows 10 or Windows 8 because of outdated files and registry.

2- Go to Control Panel and then head over to system and security. Now click find and fix problems under programs. You will see an option to run programs for previous versions of windows. Here, you will see a list of programs. If you don’t see Steam on this list, click on the “not listed” option and you will get an option to browse through your files.  You should select Steam setup folder/file and try troubleshooting with the windows troubleshooter. This will fix Steam not working on Windows 10 problem.

3- You must update your GPU drivers. Especially if you are using AMD drivers, you must manually install the updates. In many cases, Steam not working problem stems from GPU driver issues.

4- Go to steam directory and right click on Steam.exe file. Now go to the compatibility tab
Disable the checkbox that makes you run it in compatibility mode. Now restart Steam. This will fix Steam not working in Windows 10.

5- Press control+alt+Delete and go to Task Manager. Click on “More Details”. Go to Details and look for Steam.exe process. Click once and then click on End Task. Now restart Steam. This has fixed the problem for many people. This fix is simply to end the process and restart Steam.

6- This solution is for those people who are facing Steam not launching specific games problem. Right click on the game and go to Properties in Steam. You will see an option named “Browse Local Files”. You will see an opened window with all the files of the game which is not launching. Select all files and DELETE.  Now re-download the game. This will fix games on Steam not launching.

Fahad Saleem

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