Steam and new computer

This isn’t an I hate steam thread (yet). I bought a new computer that should arrive tomorrow, does anyone know if I can just download steam and put in my user name and password and be going right away?

I’ve looked all over the valve website and I can’t tell for sure. Has anyone been through the process of transfering steam games (I have the half life silver package) to a new machine?

I bought a new computer that should arrive tomorrow, does anyone know if I can just download steam and put in my user name and password and be going right away?

yes thats how it works.

also, if you want to, you can copy your steam files to your new pc in the appropriate folders to avoid the 20 year dwonload.

http://www.steampowered.com/index.php?area=getsteamnow

Wow it worked perfectly. Gogo steam. I don’t think the wait was much longer than installing some of the bigger games onto the new system like Far Cry and the sims 2.

Count me in on the digital download revolution. At least until a company I bought software from goes out of business and I can’t download it anymore.