How to install Steam on Windows 8?

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#1 Posted by Gamerperson33 (431 posts) -
I just installed Windows 8 last night, and today I was trying to install Steam from their website. However, it kept me giving me a .deb file. I thought that was only meant for Linux? How do I open Steam on Windows 8? Sorry for the noobish question.
#2 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23604 posts) -
http://store.steampowered.com/about/ .deb is for linux I hit download and it gives me a msi file, which ofc is for windows. You have to click linux to get the deb.
#3 Posted by Treflis (11573 posts) -
I just installed Windows 8 last night, and today I was trying to install Steam from their website. However, it kept me giving me a .deb file. I thought that was only meant for Linux? How do I open Steam on Windows 8? Sorry for the noobish question.Gamerperson33
Windows 8 isn't officially supported by Steam. So you're likely experiencing compatibility issues.
#4 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23604 posts) -
[QUOTE="Gamerperson33"]I just installed Windows 8 last night, and today I was trying to install Steam from their website. However, it kept me giving me a .deb file. I thought that was only meant for Linux? How do I open Steam on Windows 8? Sorry for the noobish question.Treflis
Windows 8 isn't officially supported by Steam. So you're likely experiencing compatibility issues.

steam and windows 8 work fine i have windows 8 on my laptop
#5 Posted by Gamerperson33 (431 posts) -
[QUOTE="Gamerperson33"]I just installed Windows 8 last night, and today I was trying to install Steam from their website. However, it kept me giving me a .deb file. I thought that was only meant for Linux? How do I open Steam on Windows 8? Sorry for the noobish question.Treflis
Windows 8 isn't officially supported by Steam. So you're likely experiencing compatibility issues.

I clicked download again and it gave me the right one this time. Thank god haha. Thanks though, problem solved I think. :P
#6 Posted by -Unreal- (24544 posts) -

Why do people start a question with "how to?"

#7 Posted by darksusperia (6917 posts) -

Why do people start a question with "how to?"

-Unreal-
Because it's shorter then "How do I".
#8 Posted by Gamesterpheonix (3540 posts) -

Why do people start a question with "how to?"

-Unreal-
Why is that an issue? Anyway, I have Windows 8 and Steam Installed on my laptop. There IS a compatibility issue. As many may say Windows 8 is very much a touch OS and while Im very used to it now, it DOES have a learning curve. Anyway, I was having issues with Steam being a bit of a lag fest when I first got the laptop but have since solved the issue by running it in Compatibility Mode with Windows 7 as the chosen OS. Its now runs smoothly and I can play my games without problems either. Steam does complain about not running it in Compatibility Mode when you first perform the action but when you tell it to shut up and go away it never complains again.
#9 Posted by -Origin- (1816 posts) -

Why do people start a question with "how to?"

-Unreal-

Idk if you've noticed but people put zero effort into the titles when they post on this forum lol.

#10 Posted by broken_bass_bin (7514 posts) -

Why do people start a question with "how to?"

-Unreal-

You knew what he meant, so why does it matter?

#11 Posted by tonyhaug (1 posts) -

I recently purchased a computer with i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 750 MB HD,Windows 8 Pro, Nvidea GTX 680m 4GB, etc. I installed Steam and several games. Every time I tried to run a Steam game my computer crashed. I returned the computer to the manufacturer and they sent me a new one. Same problem again after installing Steam. I am returning computer a second time and they are refunding my money. Question: is the problem with Windows 8, Steam, or the computer??

#12 Posted by Gamesterpheonix (3540 posts) -

I recently purchased a computer with i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 750 MB HD,Windows 8 Pro, Nvidea GTX 680m 4GB, etc. I installed Steam and several games. Every time I tried to run a Steam game my computer crashed. I returned the computer to the manufacturer and they sent me a new one. Same problem again after installing Steam. I am returning computer a second time and they are refunding my money. Question: is the problem with Windows 8, Steam, or the computer??

tonyhaug
Steam starts to chug hard in Win8 unless you put in Compatibility mode for Windows 7. Do that and it should be fine. They havent fixed the kinks I think. Do that and see what happens.
#13 Posted by walterg74 (8 posts) -

I recently purchased a computer with i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 750 MB HD,Windows 8 Pro, Nvidea GTX 680m 4GB, etc. I installed Steam and several games. Every time I tried to run a Steam game my computer crashed. I returned the computer to the manufacturer and they sent me a new one. Same problem again after installing Steam. I am returning computer a second time and they are refunding my money. Question: is the problem with Windows 8, Steam, or the computer??

tonyhaug
None of those, the problem is you...
#14 Posted by HyperWarlock (3261 posts) -

Steam works perfectly on Windows 8, just as well as Windows 7.

#15 Posted by Cyberdot (3538 posts) -

Are you sure that you install the Windows version?

Actually, you should stick with Windows 7.

#16 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

Why do people start a question with "how to?"

-Unreal-
Yeah I agree. I came in expecting instructions on how to install it as if there was something different than installing it on Windows 7.
#17 Posted by demi0227_basic (917 posts) -
I have no idea what these people are talking about. Steam works in Win8 just like it does in Win7. Seems the op tried to install Linux version rather than windows. That's the problem right there!
#18 Posted by SKaREO (3161 posts) -
Windows 8 is for Angry Birds gamers and people who prefer a tablet over a smartphone because they are anti-social. Regardless, Steam won't support that garbage.
#19 Posted by Bond007uk (817 posts) -

I don't understand users having problems with Steam under Windows 8.  I built my own machine, installed Windows 8 64-bit edition and installed Steam on the same day.  I had no problem installing from the website either.  I did install Steam app from Steam's website using Internet Explorer, perhaps that makes a difference?

Anyhow, Steam runs fine on my Windows 8 PC, and so do all of my games.  Also my Steam is not using any compatibility settings, it works perfectly fine in Windows 8 without changing any of the settings.