Installing into same location will preserve all installed games. Uninstalling Steam through any other method will delete all game and userdata content.If the issue is still occurring after following the steps outlined above, it is possible that something outside of Steam is responsible.
My crappy little Toshiba laptop has an AMD A4-5000 APU with Radeon HD 8330 integrated graphics. The only driver in the Additional Drivers menu is the proprietary driver for AMD CPUs. @Goldname Steam uses its own libraries in order to be independent from the system's libraries.
However it cannot include everything (like all drivers and more things) and the radeon drivers use the libstdc file which is a newer version not compatible with the version that steam runtime includes.
What should I do if Steam is crashing, not opening correctly or closing immediately after launching?
Due to the wide variety of custom hardware and software configurations, Steam crashes may be caused by many factors.
The Steam installer can be downloaded here: ( and reinstalled to the same location where it is already installed.
This may fix potential issues with Steam client and service files.
I have never used Ubuntu or any other Linux OS before last Friday.
For all I know, I might have installed Ubuntu wrong and be missing a component.
In case it does, you can revert to your original region shortly after.
If none of the above works, there’s a last suggestion I got from here (thanks to Nerd Box Media for the suggestion and also for the Youtube Video below): kill Steam from the in Cortana and click to Network Proxy Settings): from there, disable the Automatically Detect Settings option, then restart Steam and see what happens.
The following steps will ensure that your Steam installation is in a good state.