How to Get a Steam Key

by Joshua Laud

If you have a Steam-compatible product, then you will need to activate that product in the program to use it with Steam. Steam is an online game portal that allows you to play against other people online. Primarily developed for the "Half Life" family of games, its use has since spread to other games as well. A Steam key is the key associated with your account when you activate a product. Therefore to get a Steam key, you must activate your purchased product.

Double-click the "Steam" icon on the desktop.

Enter your login details and press "Enter" to sign in.

Click "Library," and then "Games."

Click "Activate a product on Steam."

Follow the activation wizard to set up your product and generate a Steam key for that program.

About the Author

Joshua Laud started writing professionally in 2008. During his three years at University he worked freelance for various music publications including "Clash Magazine" and "total:spec," and online Data Transmission and Music is Art. Laud also specializes in technology writing. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of London.