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How to Remove or Format GPT Disk Partition

Updated on Dec 04, 2018 by Brithny to Partition Master

Summary:
Instruction to remove, delete or format GPT partition. Try it to fix GPT protective disk or GPT partition style problem in Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista.

What is GPT

In computer hardware, GUID Partition Table (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 (Intel's proposed replacement for the PC BIOS), it is also used on some BIOS systems because of the limitations of MBR partition tables, which restrict a disk and partition's size to a maximum of 2TB. GPT allows for a maximum disk and partition size of 9.4 ZB.

Why need to remove or delete GPT disk partition

In some cases, people may want to remove or delete the GPT disk partitions. Some computer users want to remove single GPT disk partition for their special needs. For example, the first partition is low disk space, while the second partition is not used yet. If so, he can remove the second GPT disk partition and extend the first one. For detailed steps of extending GPT disk partition, please refer to resize GPT disk partition with the unallocated space.

Other computer users would remove all GPT disk partitions. For example, convert GPT disk to MBR disk. As they are two different partition table styles, if you want to convert GPT disk to MBR disk, you need to remove all partitions on the GPT disk before converting.

How to remove GPT disk partition 

As free partition manager, EaseUS Partition Master can resize, copy, clone, remove or delete GPT disk partition, etc. The following is how to remove GPT disk partition with EaseUS Partition Master free edition.

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 Windows 10 is supported

Case 1: Remove single GPT disk partition

Notice:
If you saved important data in the partition which you want to delete, move and save those data to another secure location in advance.
 

Step 1: Install and launch EaseUS Partition Master on PC

On the main window, right-click on the hard drive partition which you want to delete and select "Delete".

Select parittion to delete

Step 2: Confirm the deletion

Click "OK" to confirm that you want to delete the selected partition.

Confirm to delete partition

Step 3: Execute to delete the partition

Click the "Execute Operation" button at the top corner and keep all changes by clicking "Apply".

Complete the deleting process