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Old 08-12-2010, 10:21 AM   #1
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"Error: Failed to create key"

I finished installing the basic Steam program, but when i try to start it up for the update process i get an "Error: failed to create key", and the program closes itself.

Any ideas?
 
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:37 AM   #2
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Reinstall Steam. (Run a registry cleaner in between uninstall and reinstall if you want, I'd advise that you do)
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:26 AM   #3
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I'm having the same problem, except mine will update to 26% before the error comes up. I've tried uninstalling steam, registry cleaning, reinstalling, repairing, deleting registry entries. the only thing I haven't tried is a full re-install of windows.
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:36 AM   #4
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Make sure you run Steam as administrator. May be relevant.
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Old 10-18-2010, 05:17 PM   #5
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fixed it!

I had to manually assign my account as the owner of the HKCU/software/valve key (regedit). Then assign myself full-control of it. Then I had to do the same exact thing for the HKCU/software/valve/steam key.
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:31 AM   #6
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fixed it!

I had to manually assign my account as the owner of the HKCU/software/valve key (regedit). Then assign myself full-control of it. Then I had to do the same exact thing for the HKCU/software/valve/steam key.
sadly doesn't work, it still denies me permission.

all i wanted to do was install steam on a fresh install of windows, all I have installed is sp1!!
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:36 AM   #7
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n/m i had to reboot a couple times trying it over and over...bleh
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