Access Steam Games From Windows 7

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by pisaman2, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. pisaman2

    pisaman2 L1: Registered

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    Hey all,
    I just started dual booting vista and 7. I was wondering how I can access my Steam games that are installed on Vista from Windows 7.

    Thanks ;)
     
  2. drp

    aa drp

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    I assume you have windows 7 on a different partition right? What i think might work is making a shortcut to your desktop that points to the vista partition in Program Files/Steam/etc.

    depending on how much info steam puts in to the registry, this might work.
     
  3. Psy

    aa Psy The Imp Queen

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    Run the Steam executable and it will ask to install a service. Install that and you'll be able to run all your Steam games. It's probably my favourite thing about Steam that it barely requires any keys in the registry. :)
     
  4. Ganonmaster

    Ganonmaster L1: Registered

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    I don't think Steam storages a lot of info in the registry. You should just try running it. If you can't run it, do this:

    1. Delete Windows 7 installation.
    2. Upgrade Vista installation to Windows 7.
    3. Start Steam.
    4. ??????
    5. Profit!!!

    EDIT: Too slow... :(
     
  5. SiniStarR

    SiniStarR L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    ive done this before with my xp partitan. just browse to your steam folder on your vista partian through 7 and create a shortcut on the desktop or wherever. It works fine no problems