Is It Possible to Convert from MBR to GPT, Keeping Installation and Programs?

I have Windows 8.1 on a standard MBR partition. Is it possible to convert to GPT without losing the Windows installation and programs? Of course, the BIOS supports UEFI. Is anyone could help me with this?

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Roxanne· Answered on May 04, 2023

Yes, it is possible to change the disk from MBR to GPT without losing the Windows installation and programs. Most methods will wipe your data or delete all partitions on the original disk and then convert it to a GPT disk, such as Disk Management and Diskpart. This post will offer an effective solution to help you convert MBR to GPT and teach you how to change the boot mode. Keep reading and find details.

If you want to convert without losing your Windows installation and programs, use EaseUS Partition Master. This one-for-all tool can convert between different disk types: MBR to GPT or GPT to MBR, FAT32 to NTFS, and primary disk to logical disk.

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To respond to your requirements as better as possible, we will explain how to use EaseUS Partition Master in detail:

Step 1. Set up EaseUS Partition Master on your PC and open it.

Step 2. Find the "Convert MBR to GPT" button on the left side under the "Disk Converter" tool and click "Next."

Step 3. Find the target disk in the below options, and click "Convert" to start the conversion.

After the conversion, you need to change your computer's boot mode from BIOS to UEFI to be compatible with the new GPT disk. Follow the step-by-step tutorial to enable UEFI on your PC:

  • Restart your computer and long-press the F2 key.
  • Look for the "Boot or System Configuration" tab and click "Boot."
  • Select "Boot," press "Enter," go to "UEFI/BIOS Boot Mode," and press Enter.
  • Choose UEFI mode, press "Enter," and Press F10 to save the changes and exit.

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