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Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk

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    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.

    Note: The home edition of MiniTool Partition software does not support “convert GPT disk to MBR”. So please select professional edition or advanced editions for this support.You could also view the comparison of MiniTool partition software

    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:

    Convert GPT disk to MBR disk 1

  • Click “Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk” from the “Operations” list on the left side.

  • Convert GPT disk to MBR disk 2

  • Click “Disk” in menu bar and choose “Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk”.

  • Convert GPT disk to MBR disk 3

  • Right click on GPT disk and choose “Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk” from pop-up window. 3.Click on “Apply” button in the toolbar (at this time, users can see pending operations at the bottom of the left action panel).

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    4.Tap “Yes” button to confirm conversion.