Here is a list of 3 ways along with their step-wise guides to solve the steam not opening in Windows 7/8/10 problem. You can try any of the methods selectively, or you can try them all one after another until you find the one working perfectly for you.
Ways to Fix Steam not opening in Windows 7/8/10
#Method 1 : Use Task Manager to Fix Steam Won’t Open
1. You hold Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager.
2. Scroll to Steam Client Bootstrapper
3. End task.
4. Try opening steam again.
5. If fail you restart ( or log off ) your computer and open steam again .
#Method 2 : Update Windows to Fix Steam Won’t Open ( for windows 10 )
Step-1: Go to the search bar from Start and type update. From the list of results, click on Check for updates.
Step-2: In the Windows Update window, click on Check for updates button. Windows will then look for the available updates.
Step-3: If an update is available, install it and reboot your PC. If Windows tells Your device is up to date after checking, skip to the next method right now.
#Method 3 : For the people who have this issue and don’t have a restore point ( for windows 7 )
“If you run it in compatibility mode it seems to work, including starting a game.
(Right click Steam -> Properties -> Compatibility tab -> Run this program in compatibility mode for -> Windows 7)
What has likely happened, is we all updated Windows 7 to Windows 7 Service pack 1. There is some sort of incompatibility without reinstalling I assume, so you must run it in compatibility mode for Windows 7 without the service pack. ”
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