Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk
About “Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk”
GPT, short for GUID Partition Table, is actually a standard BIOS partition table on a physical hard disk. Believe it or not, GPT is much better than MBR in many aspects. For instance, GPT disk supports at most 128 partitions in Windows while MBR disk supports only 4 primary partitions (or 3 primary partitions and 1 extended partition). No wonder so many users become fans of GPT disk. But why there are still some users who want to convert GPT disk to MBR Disk. Please allow us to explain it for you.
Though GPT disk is more advanced when compared to MBR disk, we still need a MBR disk sometimes. For instance, if users are using a very old operating system like Windows 2000 Server, a GPT disk is not suitable. Even if users employ a GPT disk in Windows 2000 Server, they can’t install operating system to it because the booting from GPT disk is forbidden in such system. All in all, there are still some situations where we need to convert GPT disk to MBR disk.
How to Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk
For the vast majority of computer users, how to convert GPT disk to MBR disk makes a very difficult question to them for they are inexperienced in managing the disk. Because of that, we’d like to introduce an amazing tool – MiniTool Partition Wizard here.
MiniTool Partition Wizard tutorial of “Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk”:
1.Run MiniTool Partition Wizard and choose the GPT disk which needs conversion in the main interface.
2.Initialize “Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk” function through the following three ways:
- Click “Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk” from the “Operations” list on the left side.
- Right click on GPT disk and choose “Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk” from pop-up window.
- Click “Disk” in menu bar and choose “Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk”.
3.Click on “Apply” button in the toolbar (at this time, users can see pending operations at the bottom of the left action panel).
4.Tap “Yes” button to confirm conversion.
Note: since MBR disk supports 4 primary partitions at most, Partition Wizard will refuse to convert the GPT disk which contains more than 4 partitions to MBR. At this time, users need to merge partitions until there are 4 or less.