Want to Know How to Check Mbr or GPT in Windows 11

I read an article about which partition scheme should I choose for Windows 11. However, I have no idea what partition style my hard drive is using. I want to know how to check MBR or GPT in Windows 11.

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Roxanne· Answered on Apr 19, 2024

MBR and GPT are two partition schemes available for Windows systems. The legacy style that is more commonly supported is known as the "Master Boot Record." It can accommodate drives with up to 2TB of storage per portion and up to four primary partitions, although it has some limits.

While "GUID Partition Table" supports bigger capacity drives and a limitless amount of partitions. In addition, GPT offers several other advantages, including integrity check and self-recovery, as well as numerous locations for partition and boot data on the drive. There are three straightforward ways of viewing which partition tables your hard drive is using:

Way 1. EaseUS Parition Master - Free Partition Manager

EaseUS Partition Master is a practical and operable partition management expert who can check partition style and adjust partition sizes/positions. This utility allows users to view all partitions' basic information and status without using commands. In addition, you can convert the system disk between MBR and GPT without losing data.

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Step 1. Download and launch this partition manager.

Step 2. Access the "Partition Manager," where you will see the partition scheme (MBR or GPT).

Way 2. Disk Management

You can also rely on the Windows pre-installed tool, Disk Management, to check MBR or GPT.

Step 1. In Windows 11, you can open Disk Management by pressing the "Windows+ X" keys.

Step 2. Right-click the target system disk and go to "Properties."

Step 3. Open the "Volumes" window to view the partition scheme under the disk properties.

If you are not sure about which partition scheme is more suitable for Windows 11, you can find the answer in the following post:

Read More: MBR vs GPT Windows 11? Learn How to Convert MBR to GPT

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