Thought I would post this just to get it off my chest-
Do not leave your external hard drive plugged in while you do this, because you may accidentally format it.
In following these steps, the Windows OEM cd identified the external as C:. In blind assumption, I proceeded to format it. Of course when it was done, it told me that setup could not format the partition, and when I tried to start windows, BSOD. I tried FOUR MORE TIMES, because kicking a brick...