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[Solved] Can't stop this window opening and updating

madon37s

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Oct 31, 2009
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Hi all,

I could do with some help please, ever time I start my computer up I get this window up called STEAM that keeps saying it's updating but I can't do anything on the computer until it stops doing it's thing! It comes from a computer game called Train Simulator 2017 if that helps at all.

steam.JPG

Can anyone help with stopping this program from automatically updating itself please. I have tried restoring the computer to an earlier time but it just won't go away.

I also have another problem that seems to have appeared today, I can't seem to get Google Chrome to keep my yahoo mail inbox page as my default page although it is in my internet options as the default page on my computer!

Any help on these matters will be very much appreciated.
 

KenB

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Oct 19, 2008
Location
Wirral UK
Hi

Start - type in ..... msconfig .... hit Return
Click on "Startup"
Look down the list to see if "Steam" is listed [ it may be named differently but recognisable from "Train Simulator." ]
If it is there untick the box and click OK
You will need to reboot.

See if this helps.
 
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Rustys

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Here since I am not there
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I do not know if this will help or not found on an old thread on the Steam Forum. Maybe something in there will help.

Steam updates every time I turn on my computer
and
Why does Steam Client keep updating?

I also have another problem that seems to have appeared today, I can't seem to get Google Chrome to keep my yahoo mail inbox page as my default page although it is in my internet options as the default page on my computer!
If you were to change it to a different site does it keep that information. Then change it back and see if it holds.
 

madon37s

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Hi Ken,

Great advice thanks that has done the trick :thumb:. Can I ask though I seem to have two AVG programs on that start up list and was wondering if I need them both on it?

Hi Rustys,

Every time I turn the computer on and click onto the Google Chrome icon for internet browsing my Yahoo. mail page always came up first which is how I have had it (and always want it) but for some reason now (and I don't know why tbh) every time I click to go on the internet using GC it just comes up with the normal GC search window.
 

KenB

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Location
Wirral UK
Great advice thanks that has done the trick :thumb:. Can I ask though I seem to have two AVG programs on that start up list and was wondering if I need them both on it?
Glad that worked out ok for you :)

Regarding 2 entries for AVG - This is probably ok. [ I don't use AVG ]
Presumably both are ticked?
If there are no problems with AVG starting I would leave well alone :)
 

madon37s

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Hi Ken,

Yes both are ticked so I will leave well alone as you suggested. Still can't work out why my Yahoo mail account doesn't automatically appear as it used to do when I open my Google browser though :confused:
 

KenB

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Oct 19, 2008
Location
Wirral UK
Hi
Regarding Chrome...
Try re-setting Chrome.

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar. [ This will be on the far right after the address bar ]
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings and find the "Reset browser settings” section.
  4. Click Reset browser settings.
  5. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.
Now set your email address as the default.

See if this does it.
 

madon37s

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Hi Ken,

Brill stuff, that has worked a treat thank you (y)
 
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