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Windows 7: Making new HDD partition for Windows 7?

26 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Making new HDD partition for Windows 7?

Now, I actually have the exact same OEM disk of Windows 7 Home Premium installed. I have a sister that seems to think she owns my laptop. I have considered splitting my HDD partition into 2 so that I can have my own installation and part of the drive. The problem is that if I screw something up, my sister will have a cow (it's the only place where she stores her iTunes, etc. and she's stubborn to use anything else, she wouldn't even accept it on backup). Can I also have 2 of the same OEM copies on each partition? If not, I'm Out of luck.

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26 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

You need 2 seperate keys for it to be legal.
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26 Jan 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

A simpler solution may be to make her her own account and you yours and password both of them.
Another thought is get a new sister.
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26 Jan 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP


Create a new standard User account for her in Control panel.
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26 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Hell with that, just get rid of the sister

Just kidding
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26 Jan 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Have her get her own PC or a cheap tablet. They sell for $70 and up. This is a cute one for a girl:
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26 Jan 2013   #7

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Here is a deal at NewEgg for your sister

HP computer with Win7 Sale $ 89.99 Free Shipping - Refurbished: HP DC7100 Desktop PC Pentium 4 2.8GHz 2GB 40GB HDD Capacity Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit
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26 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

New user account without Admin privileges. Better yet save up and get a 2nd hand laptop. She may be able to even use it for homework
By the time you add monitor, keyboard/mouse & speakers to the refurbished HP your looking at ~$250.
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