troubleshooting Question

detach & move tempdb?

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Microsoft SQL Server
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Hello Experts:

I incorrectly installed SQL server on my C partition instead of my data partition.  Now of course when my hourly DTS's run I quickly eat up the available space on C.  I'm trying to move the tempdb database over to the data partition but it gives me this error:

System databases master, model, msdb, and tempdb cannot be detached.

I'm using microsofts example to move the db:
use master
sp_detach_db 'tempdb'

So is this just impossible to do?  Am I stuck flat out reinstalling SQL?  Help!
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