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The Simplest Way to Convert MBR Partition Table to GPT

The Simplest Way to Convert MBR Partition Table to GPT

The Simplest Way to Convert MBR Partition Table to GPT

Geeks - The Master Boot Record (MBR) partition table is a legacy partitioning scheme that was widely used in the early days of personal computing. It has a number of limitations, such as a maximum capacity of 2 TB and a limit of four primary partitions. In contrast, the GUID Partition Table (GPT) is a modern partitioning scheme that overcomes these limitations and is widely used on new computers.

If you have an MBR-partitioned disk and want to convert it to GPT, the simplest way to do so is to use a third-party tool such as EaseUS Partition Master. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to use EaseUS Partition Master to convert MBR to GPT:

Download and install EaseUS Partition Master on your computer.

Launch the software and select the MBR-partitioned disk you want to convert to GPT.

Click the "Convert to GPT" option from the top menu.

EaseUS Partition Master will show you a warning message reminding you that the conversion process will delete all partitions on the selected disk. Click "OK" to continue.

Review the changes and click "Apply" to begin the conversion process.

It's important to note that the conversion process will delete all data on the selected disk, so make sure to back up any important files before proceeding. Also, keep in mind that you will need to reinstall the operating system after converting the disk to GPT, as the MBR bootloader is not compatible with GPT.

Once the conversion process is complete, you can create new partitions on the GPT-formatted disk and install the operating system of your choice. The GPT partition table offers greater flexibility and is more resilient to data loss compared to the MBR partition table, so it's worth the effort to convert if you're still using an MBR-partitioned disk.

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