The Steam Deck handheld gaming PC ships with a Linux-based operating system called Steam OS that’s designed to put Valve’s Steam game client front and center, and which is optimized for PC gaming.

But while many games available from Steam support Linux and Steam OS even allows you to play many Windows games that aren’t designed explicitly for Linux, there are still some games that are Windows-only and some gamers that want to run Windows on the Steam Deck for other reasons.

So a few months ago Valve released initial Windows drivers for folks that want to install the operating system on a Steam Deck. At the time there were two major features missing: support for the Steam Deck’s built-in audio hardware and support for dual booting Windows and Steam OS. Now Valve has released new audio and APU drivers that fix the first issue… although the second is still a work in progress (there unofficial methods though).

Windows on the Steam Deck (The Phawx)

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