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hi guys

I have just installed windows 8 yesterday and I have steam and all my games on my second hard drive and the OS on my ssd. how do I get steam to appear in the apps on windows. its not detecting it at all? I have made a short cut to it on the desktop part but I want it to show as a app.

any help please?
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where do you want to keep your games? do you want to run them from the second hard drive? if so, install steam on that hard drive and move the games into the steam/steamapps/common folder.

i think i had a way at one time to get steam installed on my SSD and my games installed in a separate folder, but i dont think its worth the effort of figuring out. steam can go on the mechanical with the games =)

edit: are you talking about getting it to show up in the metro interface? i own 8 but havent actually used it much yet.
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I already have steam installed on the hard drive with all my steam games and my os is on the ssd. I want steam to show up in the metro tiles and apps also origin is installed on the hard drive with games as well and I want that to show up as a app and in metro tiles.

I did a clean install of windows 8 but I didn't delete the small partition with all the windows 7 boot files and stuff on, I just formatted the ssd. Should I of deleted that small partition as well coz I have old dated versions if files in my windows folder in my c drive. That's another question sorry lol.
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I already have steam installed on the hard drive with all my steam games and my os is on the ssd. I want steam to show up in the metro tiles and apps also origin is installed on the hard drive with games as well and I want that to show up as a app and in metro tiles.

I did a clean install of windows 8 but I didn't delete the small partition with all the windows 7 boot files and stuff on, I just formatted the ssd. Should I of deleted that small partition as well coz I have old dated versions if files in my windows folder in my c drive. That's another question sorry lol.

Go into the files where steam/origin is stored. right click on the exe file and pin to start. The icon will appear on the metro screen. Would appear by itself if re-installed steam/origin
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Thank you
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