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Clone GPT Disk in Windows 10 - This Method Would Work!

Updated by Cedric Grantham on Mar 03, 2021
Written by Brithny

Is there a safe way to clone GPT Disk in Windows 10

It is more difficult to clone a GPT disk in Windows 10 than clone the MBR partition disk. Sometimes, you might receive an error message that says the winload.efi was missing from Windows when you try to boot from the disk, even you have done a successful GPT disk clone job. In view of this, on this page, we would like to introduce you to third-party cloning software - EaseUS Todo Backup, which allows you to easily and safely clone GPT disk in Windows 10. It is helpful for users who do not want to invest in expensive cloning software that they'd probably only use one time.

Tip
Remember to create a WinPE disk. This helps to create a WinPE environment to clone the GPT disk. If you need instructions, please refer to this page: create a WinPE disk.

Clone GPT Disk in Windows 10 with EaseUS Backup Software

EaseUS Todo Backup offers users full backup and clone solutions in different cases. Providing multiple versions, the program can serve different types of users including home users, server users, company users, and business users. You can choose the right version and learn how to use it to clone GPT disk in Windows 10 with simple steps.

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Step 1. Launch EaseUS cloning software and click Clone. And then select the GPT disk you want to clone.

select the GPT disk as your source disk

Step 2. Select the destination disk.

choose a backup location

Note: If the source disk - the GPT disk doesn't have a system on it, then you can clone the data on the GPT disk successfully. If it has, your destination must also be a GPT disk, then it can boot successfully. If your destination disk is an MBR disk, you may fail to boot after cloning the GPT disk.

Among Advanced options, sector by sector clone option enables you to clone all sectors from the source disk to the destination disk.

select the destination

Step 3. Preview the disk layout after cloning. And finally, you can click Proceed to clone GPT disk in Windows 10 with one click.

click proceed to start GPT disk cloning

Bonus Tip: What's the Difference between GPT and MBR

GPT is short for GUID Partition Table. It is the standard layout of the partition table of physical computer storage devices such as HDD/SSD. Due to the limitation of the master boot record (MBR) partition table, it forms part of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) standard and is also used in some BIOS systems.

The picture below illustrates what a GPT disk contains, which are a primary GPT partition table, normal partitions, and a secondary GPT partition table. 

GPT Scheme

After knowing what is a GPT disk, then we'll tell you the outstanding features of GPT. Compared with the MBR disk, GPT disk has two prominent advantages:

1. GPT with UEFI replaces the clunky old BIOS with MBR partitioning system. 

2. GPT breaks the limits of MBR.

The storage capacity of GPT disks is much larger than that of MBR disks, allowing users to create an unlimited number of partitions. Please note that if it is a GPT system disk, you can create up to 128 partitions.

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Updated by Cedric Grantham

Cedric Grantham is one of the senior editors of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. He mainly writes articles about data recovery tutorials on PC and Mac and how-to tips for partition management. He always keeps an eye on new releases and likes various electronic products.

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Written by Brithny

Brithny is a technology enthusiast, aiming to make readers' tech life easy and enjoyable. She loves exploring new technologies and writing technical how-to tips. On her spare time, she loves sharing things about her favorite singer - Taylor Swift on her Facebook or Twitter.

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