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Windows 7: What will Steam install do to my Windows 7 computer?

03 Aug 2014   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BugMeister View Post
- it's relatively unobtrusive, though it will update occasionally
- if you want to, you can remove it from Start-up via "msconfig"

- it can get quite large, if you're not careful...
- mine has reached 168G in size, so far..

- I installed Steam on my HD to avoid it eating up SSD space..
168GB?! My drive is 320GB (160GB on my old XP email-reader, which I also have it installed on but haven't run yet). How does it get up to that big? Just the games? I only have Shadowrun and some other 2D games purchased.

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03 Aug 2014   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Many games now start-off with 8gb-14gb default installs (not including update data). The better games get, the bigger they get I myself have a 217GB game collection (both steam and non-steam games)

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03 Aug 2014   #13

Win 7 Home Premium x64

For me, I love Steam so much that I prioritize it meaning that I will close other programs if they interfere with Steam. It's such an awesome program.

the 2nd column is RAM usage

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