fat32 partion larger than 32gb ?

How can I format one fat32 partition larger than 32gb's on an external drive ?
I know normally I'm limited to 32gb partitions but Maxtor ships their One-touch external drive with one large fat32 gb partition. The 160gb Maxtor drives comes with one partition 152.66 gb's formated in fat32. If they can do that at the factory there must be a way to do this.
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  1. Windows 98SE supports large FAT32 partitions, I've formatted several 80GB drives from the 98SE CD (same files as the 98SE boot disk, www.bootdisk.com if you don't have the CD).

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  2. You can, but not with XP (it can't handle size above 32gz)

    In <A HREF="http://www.dewassoc.com/kbase/hard_drives/hard_drive_size_barriers.htm" target="_new">theory</A> it is not <A HREF="http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prkc_fil_lxty.asp" target="_new">recommended</A>, caz the claster size will be 32k, no body does it caz it's a HUGE waste of space.

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