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Triple boot windows 8, windows 7 and mavericks on my Mac


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Hi guys I want to triple boot my mac with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mavericks

Now I already have Mavericks and Windows 7 installed. I want to install Windows 8 without overwriting my Windows 7 partition. Is that possible? If yes, how?

I searched everywhere but, I didn't find anything
This is my last hope to figure out if/how it's possible

*if this question has already been answered please link me to to it*

Thanks in advance guys
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G'day and welcome to the forums.

You need four partitions. Partition 1 Mac OS. Partition 2 will be Recovery. Partition 3 say Windows 7 and Partition 4 Windows 8.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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G'day and welcome to the forums.

You need four partitions. Partition 1 Mac OS. Partition 2 will be Recovery. Partition 3 say Windows 7 and Partition 4 Windows 8.
Thanks for your help, but just another noobie question if you don't mind:
I add another partition using "disk utility" right?
And then I install windows 8 using bootcamp?

Thanks again for your help, I really appreciate it
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You'll need to install either Windows 7 or 8 manually as you can not use Boot Camp to install both. Unless you're a gamer and really need to install Windows in a separate partition, the easiest way to triple boot is to use virtual machine software. Parallels, VMWare Fusion or the free VirtualBox will easily handle Windows 7 and Windows 8.
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