New windows partition on Mac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by mjeffs11, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. mjeffs11 macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2013
    Okay, so I've used bootcamp before and I've purchased Windows 7 and am running both Windows and OS X fine on my Macbook pro.

    However, I recently wanted to play a certain game which takes up a good amount of HD space (somewhere around 40Gb+) and since I only partitioned about 60GB I won't have room to install it. I've read about programs which can decrease the size of my OS X disk space and increase my windows partition, but I don't want to do that. I have enough space on OS X I could easily keep my exisiting windows partition and create another one.

    My question is will I be able to install Windows just like I did on my other partition, or will I not be able to since I have already used that copy/registration/whatever.
  2. hfg macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
    I have never had a problem re-installing Windows on the same computer as it was originally activated with. There may be some concern if you try to activate it too often, even on the same computer, but if you are testing it you have a period of time you can use it before you actually have to activate it in which you can do as many test installs as you want.

    If you are going to create a new partition, you may be able to just install the game there without duplicating space to store another copy of the Windows installation. Continue to run Windows from your original installation and just install new programs to the new partition.

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