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How to get Steam to download overnight?

itchyfeet
Grafter
Posts: 176
Registered: 01-09-2007

How to get Steam to download overnight?

Theres a few demos I'd like to play on Steam, but don't want to eat in to my allowance.  Is there any easy way to schedule Steam to download during the night?
Thanks,
Brian
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Registered: 15-06-2007

Re: How to get Steam to download overnight?

Easy way is to start the Steam download then close Steam.
Next open Windows Task Manager and schedule steam.exe to start after midnight. Unfortunately you can't tell it to switch off but providing you don't set everything to download at the same time it should finish during the free period.
itchyfeet
Grafter
Posts: 176
Registered: 01-09-2007

Re: How to get Steam to download overnight?

Thanks.  That sounds great - Iwill give it a go.