I am considering installing Windows 8 RTM on my gaming PC. Has anyone tried installing and using Steam on Windows 8?

Is Windows 8 supported by Valve/Steam in the first place? Is there any known issues?

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    I would wait 60 days until Windows 8 is release released.
    – Ramhound
    Aug 24, 2012 at 17:00
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    @Ramhound The RTM (or "Release To Manufacturing" version) is the final version of Windows 8, not a beta or a preview. It is the same software that will be released to the public.
    – Brant
    Aug 25, 2012 at 20:58
  • While Steam itself is working, I cannot to get L.A. Noire to run on Windows 8 RTM. Someone made their own patch to get it working with the new OS and shared it, but I'm not comfortable running it against my machine. Aug 26, 2012 at 18:05
  • @Brant - Its still not a supported operating system by Valve.
    – Ramhound
    Sep 20, 2012 at 18:46
  • +1 from me, great question! (Though technically, isn't this "too localized"?)
    – Jeroen
    Oct 12, 2012 at 8:04

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http://store.steampowered.com/about/ says that right now Windows 8 is not officially supported. If something goes wrong, you're on your own.

That said, I've been using Steam under Windows 8 for the last few months. There are no issues I'm aware of and pretty much everything I tried worked fine. YMMV


Nearly all games I've tried on Windows 8 have worked through Steam. With the exception of Crysis 2 and Just Cause 2 as far as I remember. These should hopefully be fixed in due course anyway.

  • Have you tried Shogun 2? It doesn't start for me and a lot of other players... I tried it a month ago, didn't looks for updates recently though
    – Budda
    Jan 28, 2013 at 3:57

Almost none of my games work, none of my steam games work. The only game that I have on windows 8 that kinda works is medal of honor, and it autokicks me from every multiplayer server for no reason. (I tried updating punkbuster, etc)

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    Can you list which games you've tried that don't work?
    – Schism
    Oct 12, 2012 at 1:32
  • I've been playing Supreme Commander 2 without any problems. But Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Chaos Rising does not work. That's the only two games I've tried so far.
    – oekstrem
    Oct 15, 2012 at 18:43

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