Windows 8 is confusing. So, I'm gonna ask it here. Will Steam work on Windows 8? If so, on which version will it run?
Furthermore, if Steam will run on Win 8, will the games you install run?
Answer by Headwards · Oct 25, 2012 at 07:43 AM
According to RenÃ©e J. James, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Software and Services Group Windows 8 traditional will also feature a Windows 7 Mode.
â€œWindows 8 traditional means that our customers, or anyone who has an Intel-based or an x86-based product, will be able to run either Windows 7 mode or Windows 8 mode," James revealed. "They'll run all of their old applications, all of their old files â€“ there'll be no issue."
So yes steam will run as well as all your games.
Answer by Eggaro · Oct 26, 2012 at 01:45 PM
Yes, I got a MacBook Pro this summer and installed Windows 8 RC until Windows 8 comes out (or I get a good deal on Windows 7) just to play my games that didn't have a Mac version. Steam and all of my games play perfectly fine on Windows 8.
Answer by Louis Jenvey · Nov 02, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Windows 8 is windows 7 with a "pretty" interface.
Windows RT is a totally different matter. It only runs so called metro apps (whereas windows 8 runs "metro apps" and standard windows apps) and it runs on ARM not standard x86/64 processors.
Short answer: It will work on the version of windows 8 that runs on any pc that ran windows 7.