Is It Possible to Convert Boot Drive From MBR to GPT Without Data Loss

Hello, I want to ask a question that is it possible for me to convert the boot drive from MBR to GPT without data loss? And how can I achieve the conversion? Can anyone help me? Thanks in advance.

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Roxanne· Answered on Jul 31, 2023

According to your question about that, is it possible to convert boot drive from MBR to GPT without data loss? My answer is "Yes." You can successfully convert your boot drive from MBR to GPT without losing any data. So how can you convert the boot drive from MBR to GPT without data loss? Based on my experience, I would like to share some helpful operating experiences to help you fix your problem.

The first method is to use a third-party software: EaseUS Partition Master. This conversion tool software gave me an excellent experience. It can help you convert boot drives from MBR to GPT easily and simply. More importantly, you can use this software to achieve conversion without losing any data. Therefore, it is advised that you can try this tool.

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There are some detailed steps:

Step 1. Download EaseUS Partition Master on your PC and launch it.

Step 2. Go to Disk Converter, select the option Convert MBR to GPT, and choose Next to continue.

Step 3. Choose the boot drive that you tend to convert to GPT, and click Convert to start the conversion.

Actually, besides the above feature, the EaseUS Partition Master also can help users convert GPT to MBR with just simple clicks. Moreover, here are some other features the tool has:

In a word, it is suggested that you can choose the EaseUS Partition Master as your conversion tool. It can not only help you convert the boot drive from MBR to GPT but also help you convert the disk from GPT to MBR. Therefore, it is a good option.

The second method is to use the DiskPart tool to convert your boot drive from MBR to GPT in CMD.

Step 1. Type CMD in the Search box. Click Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator. You can use PowerShell instead if CMD is not available.

Step 2. Go to the Command Prompt, type DiskPart, and then press Enter.

Step 3. Type list disk and then press Enter. (You need to note down the number of the boot drive)

Step 4. Type select disk X (you should replace X with the number of your disk).

Step 5. Type clean and press Enter. This command will delete all the partitions from your boot drive.

Step 6. Type convert GPT and press Enter.

After the above steps, you can exit the DiskPart and finish the conversion of the boot drive from MBR to GPT. Compared with the first method, the second one is more difficult and unsuitable for inexperienced users. At the same, it needs you to delete all your partitions. As a result, it is imperative for you to make a backup of your critical data on your boot drive before the conversion process. If you do not hope to delete all your partitions on the boot drive, it is suggested that you can choose the first method. Now you can try to convert the boot drive from MBR to GPT without any data loss.

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