Hello Everyone, Contrary to what you might think, I am actually going to suggest methods to try and get steam updating properly on your PC. Two weeks ago I was also having the '28% problem' as I dubbed it. I found out several steps that could help you: 1. If you have a router, use it. I was using a direct PPPoE connection from PC to modem, and it never worked. The second I used my router, what did I get? 100% 2. Close any other programs downloading (yes, that includes MSN or AIM). I think Steam likes to restart the update if it looses packets, or if packets don't come. 3. I would like to know if it is possible to 'package a clean version of updated Steam. If there is positive feedback from this community on this, I will try and get a nice clean, updated version of Steam onto the web, in the hopes that Steam will not require you to update. Hope this helps!