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How to Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk?

2014-11-17 13:33:05 Posted by Daisy to Partition Manager

Summary:
How to convert GPT disk to MBR disk without data loss? EaseUS Partition Master can easily convert GPT disk to MBR disk in Windows XP/Vista/7/8 and Windows Server 2012/2008/2003.

GUID Partition Table, short for GPT, is a standard for the layout of the partition table on a physical hard disk. Although it forms a part of the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) standard, it is also used on some BIOS systems because of the limitations of MBR partition tables, which restrict maximum disk size to 2 TB.

Master Boot Record is short for MBR. It is the 512-byte boot sector that is the first sector of a partitioned data storage device such as a hard disk. When a data storage device has been partitioned with the MBR partition table scheme, the master boot record contains the primary partition entries in its partition table.

All Windows operating systems can boot from a MBR disk, you can only boot from a GPT disk if you have an operating system that supports GPT and your motherboard has a EFI/UEFI BIOS and is enabled. You can have a separate GPT disk as a data disk if your operating system supports reading a GPT disk, even if your system disk is still a MBR disk.

How to convert GPT disk to MBR disk?

The following will show you how to convert GPT disk to MBR disk with our partition software. EaseUS Partition Master allows you to directly convert GPT disk to MBR disk without any data loss. It is much easier than disk management.

1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master.

2. Select the GPT disk that you want to convert to MBR disk. Then choose "Convert GPT to MBR" under Disk

Convert GPT to MBR

3. This process is very safe and won't take any data loss problem. After conversion, you will see the GPT disk has been converted to MBR disk with all data being safe.

GPT to MBR disk without any data loss

Other features of EaseUS Partition Master

Besides converting GPT disk to MBR disk, EaseUS Partition Master also provides Partition Recovery and Copy Wizard other than handling partition management issues like extend partition,  shrink partition, resize/move partition, split/merge partition(s) and convert dynamic disk to basic etc. as partition manager. It also supports the latest Windows OS - Windows 10 and you can apply it to help you out of Windows 10 partition problems such as to extend partition Windows 10.