my XP Professional laptop wont format any memory stick over 32Gb

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Re: my XP Professional laptop wont format any memory stick over 32Gb
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rookie79pandora79 wrote:

My XP Professional laptop will not format any memory stick/or card greater than 32Gb.. however i did once buy a mem stick which did, why is this?.

What file system are you trying to format with?

"XP can't format a partition larger than 32 GB as FAT32, although it can read FAT32 partitions larger than that. If you want to use FAT32 rather than NTFS, you'll need to use a third-party tool to do the formatting."

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-hardware/what-is-max-size-usb-thumb-drive-supported-by-xp/f7af95da-2b13-420d-820d-86dc10c253f2

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