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Steam stops updating

For example, the big update has already run into problems with some types of Broadcom Bluetooth LE radios: the code was killing connections with accessories, apparently.

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In other words, if people fetch and install the software by hand, they will bypass Redmond's blockades, and potentially run aground on their hardware.Some older games don’t play nice with multiple CPU cores on modern computers.Common symptoms include glitchy, jumpy animations and the animations playing too fast – the game’s animations may even be out of sync with the audio.Steam will examine the game’s files and – if any problems are detected – will re-download the corrupted files from Steam’s servers.To validate a game’s cache, right-click the game in your Steam library and select Properties.The problem is that some systems – particularly older ones – may not be able to handle the Creators Update, Microsoft said.

The US giant has been focusing on updating newer kit first, since it feels that hardware is less likely to run into difficulties, and has stopped automatically offering the latest Windows 10 upgrade to computers it suspects will suffer from breakdowns.

If none of these solutions helps, try Googling the problem – you may have run into a game-specific problem with a game-specific solution or just a more obscure Steam bug.

If a game fails to load, crashes as soon as it loads, or crashes when you reach a specific level, your game’s files may be corrupted.

As you'd expect, Microsoft's own hardware is getting it first, with 30 per cent of Surface Books and a quarter of Surface Pro 4s having been updated.

That Microsoft is calling for a halt to manual updates so soon suggests there are still irritating bugs in the code to iron out.

Microsoft has urged non-tech-savvy people – or anyone who just wants a stable computer – to not download and install this year's biggest revision to Windows by hand. It's been two weeks since Microsoft made its Creators Update available, and we were previously warned it will be a trickle-out rather than a massive rollout.