Steam not starting in Windows 7

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Steam is not starting? Probably something went wrong on the last update so we need to force a new one.
In order to do this, you have to navigate to the Steam folder in Program Files (e.g. C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam) and delete the following files:


Now, start steam and another update will run. 99% of cases, it works ;)

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