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Valve releases Windows drivers for Steam Deck

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 software or working system they wished on the hand-held, and at present Valve is making the latter even simpler with the launch of Windows drivers for Steam Deck.

The Windows sources web page presently 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 won’t 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 shouldn’t be presently accessible. It’ll finally be doable to dual-boot on the Steam Deck, however the SteamOS installer that gives the dual-boot wizard isn’t prepared but, Valve mentioned.

Also see: Using the Steam Deck as a desktop gaming system

Those all for 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 amount 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.

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