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Use Sandboxie to virtual install Steam?

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Hi, I just acquired a shiny new SSD and I'm going to do a clean Win7x64 install on it, using my current HDD as a secondary [D:].

The catch is, I don't want Steam to make any changes to my Windows installation on [C:], because I want to keep it fresh and lean. I'll be using all portable apps, but the problem is that I can't find a way to make Steam portable...

So what I want to do is have the Steam and game files install to [D:], and then use Sandboxie (or some other method) to virtualize any registry/service changes that Steam wants to make to [C:].

Can anyone help me with this?

My thought is to make a backup of my entire steam folder, move it to the new location on [D:], then install Steam sandboxed on the new system... Does that sound like it will work?
post #2 of 3
You're making this much harder than it has to be, simply install the OS on said drive with all the drivers and updates then install steam and any other programs on the secondary hard drive. No changes will be made to your SSD. Sorry, if i misunderstood what you are trying to accomplish.
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I don't think that's the case, Steam needs to be installed and make registry entries in order to run the Steam service, so even if the source files are on a secondary drive they still need to be installed to the host operating system, that's what I'm trying to work around.
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