Today, when I was installing Steam client by Valve to download the free Alien Swarm game, Steam showed an error saying “Steam is temporarily unavailable, please try later” while updating steam automatically after install. This error prevented steam from installing successfully.
This problem is generally caused because steam connects to its server nearest to your location, which might be temporarily not working.
Fortunately, Raymond has posted an interesting and helpful tutorial a day ago which describes how to get rid of this issue. All we need to do is manually change the server location, which steam uses to update itself. Follow the steps below carefully:
1. Download ClientRegistry Toolkit
2. Extract and run SteamRegEdit.exe
3. Go to File > Open and browse to C:\Program Files\Steam\ and open the file named ‘ClientRegistry.blob’.
4. Double-click the entry CellId, shown in the right pane and change its numeric value to anywhere between 1-90. This will change the region to which steam connects. Some valve servers are listed below:
1 – 188.8.131.52 (US)
2 – 184.108.40.206 (US)
3 – 220.127.116.11 (US)
4 – 18.104.22.168 (UK)
5 – 22.214.171.124 (UK)
6 – 126.96.36.199 (Israel)
7 – 188.8.131.52 (Germany)
8 – 184.108.40.206 (Korea)
9 – 220.127.116.11 (Taiwan)
10 – 18.104.22.168 (US)
5. After modifying the value, select Yes to confirm and change the value.
Now run Steam and it will update and install without any issues.
it works bro!!!
im at singapore, n change the server to 9(taiwan)
WTF man… im living at Malaysia then change server to 9(taiwan) which is nearer server then my update is not stuck again wooooo~~~
hahahha VERY2 happy thanks…..100% thanks..
Screw those dumb delete blob files your the best simple and fast fix 😀 \m/
Thanks. thats a superb solution. fixed when others fixes didn’t work!
Wow thanks it works unlike other fixes I found !
there is no option of cell id in my case,its not there…..now what should i do?????
thanks it worked,i added the entry myself….
can u plz tell me which no. to select to connect to indian domain…..
no servers are being listed in my steam portal…… 🙁
Works awesome!!! thanks a lot! =)
Not working, in Malaysia but not working when I change to 9, 30, 35 and a few other randoms.
I have done all of the above and I only get to 6%?, the first time I ran steam it stopped at 42%?, at steam rates I will never play online games.
i tried everything but sp far no luck. but then i came across this tread and OMG u fixed it. THX A LOT!!(this fix should be distributed everywhere)
thanks a lot for this advice. It helped me also, after all other advice failed (for 3 days). Please keep up good work in helping others, we do appreciate it !
old topic but I have the same problem, but unfortunately nothing works for him
It worked, thanks!
the reg edit software won’t even launch for me, I’m on windows XP if that matters
heyy brow nice work but when i jst edited the blob file then its not saving it says “error in saving the file acees denied”
THANX SOOO MUCH WORKS LIKE A CHARM !!!
Excellent!!!! thanks a lot
it works!!! tnx a lot..
Thanks .. after trying many solutions from two days .. finally this worked .. Thanks again.
please can u tell me which numeric value u write in callid??
same problem i cant update it cames the same Steam is temporarily unavailable, please try later” plss help 🙁
It works! Thank you very much for your help.
Thanks alot man its worked even after its 2015
I\’m running on Windows 8 and I can\’t open the registry….Please help me!
You sir saved my life
Can you give me names of servers listed from 1 to 90 need your help plZzz
Thanks a lot man!! After a few tries y found option number 5 still works.. options 1 and 9 have not. Cheers!!
bro can u help I have same prblm but I live in india
Not working, tried everything and not working …………… windows 10, october 2017.
This doesnt work. I have tried all numbers and get the same problem.
It works now, Dec 2020. To do this, find valid ‘CellId number’. I tried to find valid Cellid number inputting from 1 to 99. Finally I found Cellid number 46 is still works. My computer specs is windows 7.
That didn’t work for me. I first tried installing steam from the DVD that I bought,but I started getting that problem. What did work though is using the official install green Steam button on the top of the Steam community forum https://steamcommunity.com/discussions/forum/