As we rapidly approach the Steam Deck launch , we receive a constant stream of new information about Valve’s gaming notebook PC. Now, in a new FAQ, Valve said that you can dual boot Windows, making it easy to get the full Windows experience on the go.
In the new frequently asked questions Valve , the company addressed BIOS and dual booting on the Steam Deck. The company said: “Multiboot is supported – you can have multiple operating systems installed and choose which one to boot into. Users will have access to the BIOS menu «.
Not only can you dual boot Windows, but Valve says you can boot an OS from an SD card, which will save valuable space, especially if you choose to go with the cheaper Steam Deck with less storage.
This is good news for anyone who has reserved a Steam Deck, as it serves as a friendly reminder that the device is just a laptop and not as limited as traditional game consoles. Even if you don’t want to be on the Steam system, Valve confirmed that you can run non-Steam games via Proton .
Outside of boot, the FAQ also confirmed that the dock for Steam Deck will not add any performance to the device. Instead, Valve said that “docking is more like connecting a USB-C hub to a PC. Steam Deck works at full capacity in portable mode «.
Overall, this is good information about the Steam Deck, and it has us even more excited to get our hands on one when it comes out in late 2021.