Steam (Windows)

Steam is a video game digital distribution service by Valve. This document covers the basics of Steam and how to install the experience from Steam.
Special Education Modules
Direct link to Steam.

Set Up Steam


If you do not have the correct permissions to install the Steam application on your computer, please contact your IT administrator.
Depending on your network's firewalls, your IT administrator may need to allow access to Steam.
If you do not currently have the Steam application installed on your system, please navigate to
Steam installation page.
Select the "Install Steam" button to download the application onto your computer.
Save the file to a location on your computer that you'll remember.
Most web browsers, by default, save files to the "Downloads" folder.
Download the SteamSetup application.
Navigate to the folder you saved the "SteamSetup" application.
Open the SteamSetup applcation.
If prompted with the Windows prompt, "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?", select "Yes".
Follow the Steam Setup wizard to finish installing Steam.
Steam Setup wizard.


If you already have a Steam account, log into the application with your credentials.
We recommend that you do not log in with your personal Steam account to prevent unauthorized users (on shared computers) from modifying your account and/or playing unauthorized Steam content.
If you do not have a Steam account, you can create one by selecting the "CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT..." button from the Steam login window.
Create a new account.
Follow the prompts and fill in your information.
Create your account.