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How to uninstall Steam

I really need to uninstall Steam because it is taking up a lot of space on my computer. I was originally going to use it to play Garry's Mod, but then never used it, and now it is just stuck taking up space... so here is the problem....i went to add or remove programs, but when i tried to remove it it did not work.... any suggestions???

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danton7217 years ago
1.Exit Steam
2.Navigate to your Steam installation directory (by default, C:\Program Files\Steam or C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam)
◦If you wish to keep your saved games and downloaded multiplayer content for a future installation of Steam, move your \steamapps\ folder to your desktop
3.Delete the contents of the Steam installation directory
4.Go to Start, select Run, and enter regedit
5.In the left-hand column of your registry editor, navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\
6.Right-click on the Steam subdirectory and select Delete
7.In the left-hand column of your registry editor, navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Valve\Steam
8.Right-click on the Steam subdirectory and select Delete

valve doesnt apear in my HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\

G501 danton7214 years ago
Did all of this and it did not find any trace of Steam or Valve.

But when I then tried to install Rage it says that Steam already exists please remove etc etc?
danton721 G5014 years ago
Try ccleaner
G501 danton7214 years ago
I did but it made no difference. I contacted the support desk, but they have not responded any other ideas apart from wiping the disk clean and starting again
1. Exit Steam

2. Navigate to your Steam installation directory (by default, C:\Program Files\Steam or C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam)
  • If you wish to keep your saved games and downloaded multiplayer content for a future installation of Steam, move your \steamapps\ folder to your desktop
3. Delete the contents of the Steam installation directory

4. Go to Start, select Run, and enter regedit

5. In the left-hand column of your registry editor, navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\

6. Right-click on the Steam subdirectory and select Delete

7. In the left-hand column of your registry editor, navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Valve\Steam

8. Right-click on the Steam subdirectory and select Delete

---work for me! :D-----
What is the Steam Installation Directory??...
wbetts13 years ago
I officially HATE Steam with a passion. Arrrrgggg!!!!
Jayefuu wbetts13 years ago
Why? It's excellent.
wbetts1 Jayefuu3 years ago
How do you figure that?
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