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Change GPT Disk to MBR Disk Without Formatting

Updated on Dec 04, 2018 by Daisy to Partition Master

Summary:
Is it possible to change GPT disk to MBR disk without formatting the hard drive? EaseUS Partition Manager can help you achieve this goal with simple clicks.

Can I convert GPT disk to MBR disk without formatting the entire disk

"I have a computer that is over 5 years old - essentially a stock Dell Studio XPS 8100 (desktop). And recently I tried to install Win 7 x64 on my SSD partition but failed, because it's a GPT disk. I have many applications and personal files on other partitions of the computer hard drive. As you know, at most times, formatting results in terrible data loss. So I don’t want to format the entire disk. Can I change the GPT disk to MBR disk without formatting it? I really don’t want to take the risk of data loss."

Is changing GPT disk to MBR disk without formatting it possible

Usually, there are three steps for you to change a GPT disk to an MBR one. First, you should format the hard disk to delete all the partitions. Second, covert the disk from GPT to MBR. Finally, reformat the hard disk. But during the process, you may lose your data on the hard drive. Obviously, it is no the best way to do the converting task. At this moment, many users may ask how can I convert GPT disk to MBR disk without data loss? Is there any way that allows changing a GPT disk to an MBR disk without formatting it? Actually, in the past, it is impossible to do it. Because there is no tool that is capable of converting a disk with partitions from GPT to MBR. But now it is not the case.

Steps to change GPT disk to MBR disk without format with EaseUS Partition Master

EaseUS Partition Master can help you easily change a GPT disk to an MBR disk without formatting or deleting partitions. So you don't need to format the hard drive during the converting process, which means you won't lose the files and folders on your hard drive. Get the 100% secure tool installed on your computer and follow the steps to get things done.

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 Windows 10 is supported

 

Step 1: Install and open EaseUS Partition Master on your Windows computer. 

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Step 2: Right-click the GPT disk that you want to convert and select "Convert to MBR". Then, you will add a pending operation.

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Step 3: Click the "Execute Operation" button at the top-left corner. Next, click "Apply" and begin to convert GPT disk to MBR. All data is safe with EaseUS partition manager software. 

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EaseUS Partition Master is a reliable partition management software tool which is trustworthy, powerful, fast, safe, and easy-to-use. As you can see from the steps above, you can successfully change a hard disk from GPT to MBR with this program with simple clicks. All the process will take less than five minutes. Don't hesitate to give it a try.