Skyrim install, Steam making you Steam?

Posted on December 12, 2011

I bought a copy of Skyrim after reading about how great it was, man, what a mission to install it. It wants an internet connection, no problem. Insert the DVD, it wants the unique code, sure. Type it in, steam isn’t available, sorry you can’t install. WTF?

Try again, now, it tells me that this title is already installed against my steam account. WTF? Log into steam, and sure enough, there is Skyrim. Ok, try install again. Now, it won’t install from the DVD, and wants to download all 4+ Gig of the install. That really sucks.

Google it, there is a solution, and here it is

  • Log in to Steam and click on Library.
  • Right-click on the game, select Delete local content, and confirm.
  • Insert the DVD into your computer.
  • Close Steam (Steam > Exit).
  • Go the command line (Press Windows Key + enter cmd.exe)
  • In the command window type: “C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe” -install E:

With that last command, make sure you use the correct path to your steam install, and that you replace E: with whatever your DVD drive letter is. Works a charm and saves a massive download. Enjoy the game.

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