Steam is not updating

If you are experiencing problems in updating the Steam software, here we have some workarounds to fix the problem.Steam used to have a huge amount of servers (some from Limelight CDN) located around the world and older versions of the software used an inefficient method to connect users to the servers.

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Double click on the hosts file to open it in Notepad.5.

Add the following 4 lines at the end of the hosts file from Notepad.6. If a “Save As” window appears, that means you did not successfully run Notepad as administrator. By following the steps above, you will force Steam to permanently connect to the origin server at the IP address 2.30 regardless of which of the hostnames are being used.

If for some reason Steam fails to download the updates, simply rerun it again and it will try attempt to connect to another CDN.

Since Steam randomly connects to a host, it is possible that it doesn’t cycle through all four CDN hosts.

Whenever you need to reinstall the game, simply install the Steam software, log in to your Steam account and the game is available to download.

This would not be a problem since most home Internet connections are broadband with fast download speeds, and it is also possible to backup the game files for offline installation.

Although you cannot choose which CDN to connect to, you can map all 4 hostnames to the IP address of the origin server.

The origin server is where the CDN will pull the files from and serve to users.

If all else fails, you can perform a full offline Steam installation by manually downloading all the files that are listed in the steam_client_win32 and save it to the C:\Program Files\Steam\package folder.

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