Is My Partition Scheme MBR or GPT in Windows 10? How to Check?

MBR and GPT are frequently talked about topics in IT forums. However, I don't know how to check if my partition scheme is MBR or GPT. Since I know GPT is better and I want to make sure I'm using a GPT disk.

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Roxanne· Answered on Aug 09, 2023

There are mainly three methods to check if your partition scheme is MBR or GPT. I will introduce them according to the operation difficulty level, from simple to complex.

Check Partition Scheme via a Third-party Partition Manager

EaseUS Partition Master is a practical partition manager that can show the basic properties of all your disks, including the partition scheme.

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Step 1. Download and install this free software.

Step 2. Then go to the "Partition Manager," and you can see the partition scheme on the upper right corner of the disk.

Beyond checking the partition style, it can help you convert MBR to GPT without data loss, create or delete partitions, and even resize them.

Check Partition Scheme via Disk Management

You can also open Windows built-in Disk Management tool to check your partition scheme. Here is the comprehensive guide on how to check:

Step 1. Press the "Windows+ X" keys and click Disk Management.

Step 2. Right-click the target drive and choose "Properties."

Step 3. Open the "Volumes" tab to see the partition style under the disk properties.

Check Partition Scheme via CMD

You can run Diskpart to see the partition scheme if you are seasoned in the command lines. Below is the how-to instruction:

Step 1. Type cmd in the task bar search box and open Command Prompt. Input the following two commands carefully:

  • diskpart
  • list disk

Step 2. Then, you will see detailed information about the disk, including the partition style. Type exit to finish.

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