When I first heard of SteamOS, it didn’t occur to me that dual-booting might be a better idea than just doing a full install. But Tom’s guide to dual-booting makes it an attractive option for a lot of gamers who might be running Windows 7 but who also want to get some practical experience with SteamOS. The process of setting up SteamOS for a dual-boot system with Windows 7 is not quick or easy. But I don’t think it’s outrageously hard either. If you have experience setting up partitions and you can follow the directions in the guide then you should be all set to use SteamOS on your Windows 7 computer.