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RE: steam keeps downloading games on its own...?
by Edward on Tuesday June 1st 2010, 22:22
It is a Steam bug (Windows bug?) and it is super annoying. I had it with Dawn of War 2 the other week and Steam suggest (or the forums, don't remember) doing a total reinstall of Steam including removing all registry keys.
In the end I 'fixed' the download paused game by deleting all local game content then going to the Steam folder and deleting ClientyRegistry and AppUpdateStats blobs and some other choice files that looked important. I then ran Steam again and let it fix up everything and then copied the game files back and verified local content. This was a suggestion on the forums and it worked for me so the original suggestion seemed a little extreme.