I've got a hard disk with only one partition I'd like to keep (NTFS). The drive has held Windows 7, XP and different GNU/Linux distros, and now all partitions have been deleted and only the one I want to keep is still there.
When trying to install Windows XP (I want to install it on a new first partition in the disk), I see the partition selection screen already shows the old partition with my data as drive C:. I've tried creating a new partition in the first section of the disk, and installing XP there. Everything goes fine, but Windows ends up installed in drive D: and all my data is in drive C:.
I've tried the MS workarounds described somewhere about changing some registry values, but didn't suceed with that. Also saw that these workarounds are more likely to cause more issues, so I think it'd be better indeed to install Windows on a C: drive in the first place.
The drive has GPT partitions if I remember correctly. What can I do to get the Windows installer to see the new partition as C: ?