I'm having trouble using the popular internet-based game-releasing program called steam. it can be found at:
Specifically the problem is that I can't right click the system tray icon and then call up specific areas of the program via its pop-up menu. I should be able to right click -> choose an option -> receive an appropriate action
however this is not the case. none of the popup options work for this program. This is the only program i have noted so far that is having this issue. On the steam support website there are literally 20 different things to try to fix this error ranging from SP1 to nVidia hotfixes. I have tried every single fix they have suggested except the following registry changes because I get permission errors. Here's the suggested registry changes:
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steam.exe\" \"%1\""
Attempting to automatically append the registry yields the following permission error:
Cannot import. Error accessing the registry.
Attempting to manually edit the registry yields the following permission error:
steam cannot be opened.
An error is preventing this key from being opened.
Details: Access is denied.
Attempting to edit the permissions for the steam registry yields the following permission error:
Unable to save permission changes on steam.
Access is denied.
So is there any way to get around this permission nonsense?
Edit: So i don't have SP1 installed but I can't seem to find a way to individually install the updates in SP1 because I don't want all of the fixes, just some. Is there any way to do this?