I just bought Call Of Duty Black Ops today & went home to install it. I have a steam account with about 8 games on it, but its not installed. I done a re-install of XP after a problem a few weeks ago. When i install steam from the Black Ops disk (or from the installer), it gets to updating the Steam platform (46% complete) & just stays there. I read somewhere online that the game can be installed without Steam, but i couldnt understand some of it & i lost the link. Anyone got any ideas, or had this problem & solved it ? Can it be installed without Steam ? If so, take a minute out to help me please ?! Thanks for any help i get guys ^.^ EDIT: I solved the Steam updating problem by going to this link, . What i did was to install Steam, cancel it when the updating freezes, & go to the Steam folder & delete everything in that folder. Then extract everything from the download & put it in the Steam folder. DO NOT forget to backup the steamapps folder, that way your games will still be there.