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Installing Steam on a Limited Windows User Account

How can I get Steam running on limited Windows user accounts in my Cyber Café?

Installing Steam for use on Limited User Accounts

You must have access to a Windows administrator account for the setup process. Once Steam is configured, you may login to Steam with a limited windows user account.

  1. Login to your computer as an administrator.
  2. Create a limited user account from the Control Panel's User Accounts menu.
  3. Download and install Steam.
  4. Open Windows Explorer and go to Tools > Folder Options > View.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the list and ensure that Use Simple File Sharing is unchecked.
  6. Navigate to the directory where you installed Steam (typically C:\Program Files\).
  7. Right-click on your Steam folder and go to Sharing and Security...
  8. Click on the Security tab.
  9. Select Users from the Group or user names: dialog box.
  10. Set Permissions for Users to Allow Full Control.
  11. Click Apply.
  12. Login to the limited user account. (shortcut: Windows Key + L)
  13. Create a shortcut to Steam and test the login.

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