My programming professor wants my class to try and install a copy of Windows on the Steam Machine.
How would we go about doing that? I heard something about replacing the hard drive but I'm not sure how complicated the inside of a Steam Machine is and if we can just replace the hard drive without complications.
Also, a classmate has a windows 8.1 usb installation. Not sure if that would do anything. I know nothing about Valve's latest creation.
I don't know anything either. But I'd do some looking around at developer options and research about how updates are applied (if there even has been any yet). Then maybe using that information you can figure out how to install the bootloader from the 8.1 drive. From there, your only problems left would be hardware drivers for wandows to figure out. So maybe to even see if the hardware will work with wandows should be the first step. Maybe buid a test bench with similar hardware?
>Maybe build a test bench with similar hardware?
That is something we're going to have to do if we don't want to obliterate the SM.
Thanks for the start. I'll let people in my class know about some options.
Am I retarded? I thought a steam machine was just a regular PC with Ubuntu. Why wouldn't throwing a USB drive with Windows on it into a USB port, pressing the typical F8 or whatever the BIOS key is, and booting from USB?
Or are these all heavily locked down UEFI machines?
I am going to bet that there is no restriction on the bios/uefi so it should install like any other computer.
Use windows on a thumbdrive or use a USB DVD drive. Or if you are crazy like me set up a windows Server and use WDS.
You have installed windows before, right?
I have not a clue. All I was told it was a Steam Machine. I think the one in question was the one that came out in November. So, the newest one.
[spoiler]I honestly didn't know there was more than one version[/spoiler]
Also, if you have troubles with 8.1 because >its fucking 8.1
Try side loading Linux first? That could help you identify hardware and driver compatibility? And help identify bios settings and how to unlock grubby steam stuff.
Why is the professor going for a Windows machine on a already preinstalled Linux machine. Well... if you're still going for a Windows installation then use the normal ways. The Steam Machines are just normal PCs.
No problems getting Windows on it at all.
Tell your teacher next time you see that person, that they are a complete idiot and didn't give you specifics about the hardware in order to prep you for the task.
There are many different steam machines they are just m-itx setups with linux installed on it. Nothing fancy as long as you can access the bios you can install windows with USB solution
steam machines are just pre-built PC's with SteamOS preinstalled afaik, you should be able to install it like you would on any other PC. try a thumb drive and google how to boot from USB.
Do people seriously not know how to install operating systems? Literally burn an .iso and plug and play.
I was doing this shit when I was 9, I may have been a turboautist but I thought this was common knowledge.
My instructor has a son that is a retard.
He wanted a Steam Machine for.. something. I'm guessing it was for games and surfing the internet, which, he should have just got a gaming PC instead. He can't build one because he's a retard. So without thinking, my instructor got him a Steam Machine for Christmas and now he's complaining that he can only play games on it and wants a copy of Windows for it so he can surf the web as well. My instructor is turning to the class for advice.
holy fucking shit
how is this a programming class
a steam machine is just a pc with debian on it. if you want to install windows, buy it from a store, stick the usb stick in, and follow the prompts. this is so easy I a child could do it, not a whole fucking class.
additionally you're removing an os that people actually use for development and replacing it with hot garbage.
I don't even have anything against windows this is just the dumbest fucking thing I've ever seen
I think he really wants Windows on it. I'm not sure what he really wants it to do that it can't. The professor is bringing the Steam Machine on Monday. I'm sure it'll be easy by the feedback I've got already.
I did not know the Steam Machine was just a PC. I thought it was some Valve gaming console, for all those who are going hurr durr OP is stupid. Yet, I might actually be stupid. I'll find out on Monday.
Inform the child that licenses for Windows cost $199 USD and that to have someone else install an unlicensed copy of Windows for him would be Piracy, a Federal Offense that could land him in prison.
What if plug and install doesn't work? I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and I was trying to install windows 7 to dual boot, but the usb booter I made doesn't install windows. Is there an option I have to turn on in the BIOS other than boot from USB first?