So I was able to successfully install Windows 8.1 thru Bootcamp. I also installed VMware 6 to access this Bootcamp partition in the event I want to run Mavericks and Windows simultaneously. I just noticed that eventhough Vmware uses the Windows image in Bootcamp, I believe that it is a whole separate entity. Can someone confirm this? I needed to activate Windows 8.1 on both Bootcamp and VmWare separately. This comes to my main question. If I delete the Bootcamp partition and installation, will I be able to use my Windows 8.1 on Vmware? Or VmWare totally relies on the Bootcamp installation? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.