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Can i get rid of physical copies of games that are linked to my Steam account?

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2 years ago#1
I have a few disc based games that I used the serial keys on steam. Can I just just rid of them entirely or will I need to save that serial key if anything happens in the future?
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2 years ago#2
I wouldn't throw them out but its safe to put them out of sight.

but yes I guess you could. When I register that key it just downloads from steam anyways... don't even know why they give you the disc.

You could probably use a picture of something like that to prove ownership of a steam account if someone stole it or you lost your password or something, I know they used to allow that.
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2 years ago#3
Killah Priest posted...
I wouldn't throw them out but its safe to put them out of sight.

but yes I guess you could. When I register that key it just downloads from steam anyways... don't even know why they give you the disc.

You could probably use a picture of something like that to prove ownership of a steam account if someone stole it or you lost your password or something, I know they used to allow that.


Thanks. Ill never buy a disc again unless its a game not on steam or origin. In the closet they go!
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2 years ago#4
you can throw them away but disc installs are faster usually depending on your internet connection. plus you still have to download any updates.
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