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Steam is a digital distribution platform developed by Valve Corporation for purchasing and playing video games. Steam offers digital rights management, matchmaking servers, video streaming, and social networking services.

To install Steam, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install steam

To upgrade Steam, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade steam


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $checksum = '3bc6942fe09f10ed3447bccdcf4a70ed369366fef6b2c7f43b541f1a3c5d1c51'
    Start-CheckandStop "Steam"
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = 'steam'
      unzipLocation = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
      fileType      = 'exe'
      url           = ''
      silentArgs    = '/S'
      validExitCodes= @(0)
      softwareName  = 'steam*'
      checksum      = $checksum
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    if ($ProcessWasRunning -eq "True") {&$ProcessFullPath}
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1.CNC.bak
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName = 'steam'
    $installerType = 'EXE'
    $silentArgs = '/S'
    $processor = Get-WmiObject Win32_Processor
    $is64bit = $processor.AddressWidth -eq 64
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    try {
    	if ($is64bit) {
    		$unpath = "${Env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\Steam\uninstall.exe"
    	} else {
    		$unpath = "$Env:ProgramFiles\Steam\uninstall.exe"
    	Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $installerType $silentArgs $unpath -validExitCodes $validExitCodes
    	Write-ChocolateySuccess $packageName
    } catch {
    	Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName $($_.Exception.Message)
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1.CNC.bak

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Valve Corporation


Copyright Valve Corporation


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Steam 13365 Wednesday, December 5, 2018 approved
Steam 43055 Monday, July 23, 2018 approved
Steam 3169 Friday, July 20, 2018 approved
Steam 16760 Monday, June 11, 2018 approved
Steam 10390 Monday, June 4, 2018 approved
Steam Client (Install) 25082 Wednesday, November 22, 2017 approved
Steam 102 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 approved
Steam Client (Install) 9239 Tuesday, October 31, 2017 approved
Steam 33479 Monday, November 7, 2016 approved
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