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Is it the first drive listed? Or is it the drive the C:\ partition belongs to?

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Windows will install a master boot record on the first physical disk (\device\harddisk0). This may or may not correspond to the disk which contains the C:\ volume or the Windows system volume.

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Thanks...but I believe that while your part is certainly relevant, the question was rather "where the MBR will be installed". Maybe you would like to elaborate a little on this? :) – Alois Mahdal Jan 22 '12 at 19:05
@Alois Mahdal Most often the fist physical disk. – AndrejaKo Jan 22 '12 at 19:32
@AloisMahdal What's there to elaborate on? I've edited it so my meaning is clearer. – Andrew Lambert Jan 22 '12 at 20:59
@Amazed Oh, now I get it. The edit fixed it. No further elaboration is necessary :) Thanks! – Alois Mahdal Jan 22 '12 at 21:15
I am positive that the device the machine is set to boot from (the drive I installed to) was not listed as device 0. But it loads up just fine. – Steven Lu Jan 23 '12 at 6:39

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