What simply occurred? Valve has marketed the Steam Deck as a conveyable gaming PC, albeit one which ships with a Linux-based working system. The firm promised customers would have the ability to set up any utility or working system they wished on the hand held, and right this moment Valve is making the latter even simpler with the launch of Windows drivers for Steam Deck.
The Windows assets web page at the moment has downloadable GPU, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth drivers. Audio drivers are being labored on by AMD and others however aren’t prepared as of writing. As such, the audio system and three.5mm audio jack is not going to present audio, however USB-C or Bluetooth can be utilized within the interim.
Installing Windows requires you to wipe your Steam Deck as dual-booting with SteamOS just isn’t at the moment obtainable. It’ll ultimately be attainable to dual-boot on the Steam Deck, however the SteamOS installer that gives the dual-boot wizard isn’t prepared but, Valve stated.
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Those fascinated with putting in Windows on their Steam Deck can get to the boot menu by powering down, then turning the system again on whereas miserable the quantity down button.
Only Windows 10 is supported proper now, however Valve is engaged on a BIOS replace to allow fTPM for Windows 11 installs.
Valve’s Steam Deck began delivery late final month to early reservation holders. It begins at $399 for a mannequin with 64GB of reminiscence. If you haven’t already positioned a reservation, be ready to attend some time as anticipated order availability is listed as past Q3 2022.