Steam Deck now boots Windows

Valve Shipped Its $400 Handheld Game Console Steam . platform, before all the promised features were ready – but one of the biggest is now. You can now install Windows 10 on Steam Deck and actually expect it to work because Valve just released the most important GPU, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth drivers You will need to download and play the games.

Importantly, you’ll need to erase the Steam Deck to do this, there’s no dual booting yet, and Valve says you can only install Windows 10 since the Steam Deck’s current BIOS apparently doesn’t include TPM firmware support (Badly requested by Microsoft for Windows 11).

Oh, and the speakers and headphone jack won’t work since there are no audio drivers yet. Bluetooth or USB-C audio are both options at the moment.

You can find Valve’s Windows on deck here – and the Steam deck restoration instructions here In case you fail or hit one of the unfortunate mistakes in your deck. “To access the boot menu, turn off the power. Then, while holding the volume down button, click the power button,” Valve writes.

I should point out that Steam Deck is not so far As buggy today as it was during the review process, updates aren’t fast and furious: after launch, Valve created “stable” and “beta” release channels that you can access directly from the desktop interface. I still had some crashes and games that mysteriously stopped working the way they did days or weeks ago (looking at you, Vampire survivors), but I also played hours of elden ring And the in the breach without problems.

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I’ll be running Windows 10 on my review unit soon, so stay tuned!

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