NTFS Cluster size

How do I specify the cluster size when installing Windows XP on a clean HDD? The only way I've found is to install the drive on another NT system and format it with the desired cluster size, then put it back in the new system and install XP on it "Leaving file system intact".

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  1. I don't know if this wipes out present contents or not so experiment carefully:
    <A HREF="http://www.freelists.org/archives/computertalkshop/07-2002/msg00021.html" target="_new"> Guess1 </A>

    <A HREF="http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/TechNet/prodtechnol/winxppro/reskit/prkc_fil_lxty.asp" target="_new"> Guess 2 - fsutil </A>

    Partioning manager software like Partition Magic or Paragon (like you did I guess).

    The loving are the daring!
  2. Guess 1 only works from a command prompt on a system that is up and running with WinNT already.

    Guess 2 only checks the current cluster size, it does not change it.

    PartitionMagic could probably do it, but it would require a lot of screwing around and copying/resizing/moving partitions back and forth. I was hoping to find a one-step way of doing it from a bootable floppy.

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