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    Default Virtualize Steam/TF2 installation to keep Windows Clean?

    I am of the belief that Steam #vĀ¢|<'s up your Windows registry and bogs the computer down upon installation, so I want to know if there's a way to virtualize it?

    To clarify, I want to install Steam/TF2 on my secondary HDD [D:], but without touching my new SSD Windows7x64 installation on [C:]

    Since I have not found a way to make Steam portable, I thought maybe something like Sandboxie (application virtualization/sandboxing) might help, but I don't know how to get it to write to [D:] without affecting [C:]

    Any thoughts?

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    For the most part, Steam just uses up a lot of RAM. If you have plenty of RAM, you shouldn't experience any problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    For the most part, Steam just uses up a lot of RAM. If you have plenty of RAM, you shouldn't experience any problems.


    Approximately 3 days since login, and few hours of gameplay without Steam restarts. Can't see how that's "a lot of RAM" when even Skype uses 10 times more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowww View Post
    Approximately 3 days since login, and few hours of gameplay without Steam restarts. Can't see how that's "a lot of RAM" when even Skype uses 10 times more.
    My install uses a mite more than that...

    Even so, it isn't Steam making this system slow to get going, it's all the other stuff. I don't mind as long as it stays speedy when it gets to the desktop - this rig runs 24/7.

    2500K with 16GB DDR3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oklahoma Wolf View Post
    My install uses a mite more than that...

    Even so, it isn't Steam making this system slow to get going, it's all the other stuff. I don't mind as long as it stays speedy when it gets to the desktop - this rig runs 24/7.

    2500K with 16GB DDR3.
    Holy wee, 220 MB svchost? Which particular service does that? :s

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    Steam doesn't really mess with the registry.

    Know what messes the registry up more? People who worry about the registry too much and use registry cleaners as if they're a magic go-fast program.

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    I have 16GB of DDR3 2133, and the idea is to keep programs from writing to the registry in the first place - I dont use registry cleaners.

    All I know is that the computers I set up are incredibly fast and efficient until Steam gets installed... then they run like crap.

    Any input on virtualization?

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    The registry has absolutely nothing to do with your RAM... nothing.
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    Yeah.. I don't know why you're having issues. I've installed Steam on my laptop, desktop.... never had it slow down my PC.

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