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    MSI Wind U100 & Windows XP Pro

    I am currently trying to install Windows XP Pro on an MSI Wind. The machine did have Windows XP Home edition on it. I used KillDisk to completely remove the OS and anything on it. Plugged in a USB CDROM drive and started Windows XP Pro installing. When you get to the partition options.

    The hard drive is detected but a Removable Disk with no partitions is also present. I made one partition on the 120GB Hard Drive and installed XP Pro. After the installation I found that going to My Computer the Removable Drive is set as C: and the hard drive with windows on it is set to E:

    There is no USB or SD Card/Stick inserted into the machine so I don't know what this Removable Drive is.

    Windows does work but I really don't want it to be on E:, from past experience I found software gets fussy when windows is not located on C:

    Has anyone else managed to install Windows XP on a MSI Wind and come acrossed this?

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    the removable drive will most likely be the SD reader that is built in

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    I thought that, but there is nothing in the SD reader. Don't know why windows forces it to be drive C:

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    All of ours are out at the moment so I can't check if this option actually exists, but you could take a look in the BIOS to see if you can disable the SD reader temporarily until after Windows is installed.

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    I had the exact same problem today and I managed to fix it by loading up the windows install disk, creating a partition, deleting it and then creating it again. For some reason the second time it assigned drive letter C: to the partition. I'm thinking the mystery drive might possibly be a coincidental thing.

    Hope this helps

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    Thanks Batman I'll give it a go.

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    ive had these issues before, you need to disable all removable disks (card readers) in the BIOS and then install windows and then re-enable them.

    ...sorry just seen someone has already given the suggestion!

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