Forum discussion tagged with GPT MBR.
  1. _dawn_chorus_

    Question Is changing my boot drive from MBR to GPT pretty safe?

    I am trying to confirm Win11 will work on my current setup (relevant specs: 8700k, Gigabyte Aorus Pro Z390, 970evo 1TB boot drive, 5x storage drives) and I have found I need to enable secure boot, which I cannot do because my boot drive is apparently MBR and needs to be GPT. I found a video...
  2. Antoin Marc

    Question My new SSD can't boot after windows installation with UEFI mode

    Hello everyone! I have a Laptop Dell Precision M4800 with i7-4810MQ CPU, with the latest BIOS update (the version of latest update was released in 2019) I installed windows 10 on the HDD with UEFI Windows 10 which works properly. I bought a new SSD Crucial MX500 250GB, and I wanted to replace...
  3. ErickParker

    [SOLVED] Advice about 4TB or larger external HDDs

    Hi, I would like to know if 4TB or 6TB external HDDs, intended for data only, when connected via USB 3.0 cable, to older PCs with BIOS and Windows 10, are recognized and at full capacity? If yes, as they are larger than 2TB, is it mandatory that they are GPT? Thanks in advance.
  4. Loka88

    Question Which one is better , GPT or MBR?

    I read some thread, GPT is better for 2tb or larger disk. Also, i read GPT is better for NVME. My BIOS support UEFI IF i use NVME ssd but with only 1 TB storage ? what should i choose, GPT or MBR?
  5. D

    [SOLVED] Unable to to install windows 10 from USB pen drive ?

    I recently upgraded my pc hardware (Toshiba Satellite c50 A) by adding SSD 256 gb and extra ram of 4 gb. Now my ram is 8 gb. Before upgrading hardware, I also had window 10, but old version (I had disabled updates). After the hardware upgrade, I installed the lattest version of window 10 by as...
  6. S

    [SOLVED] Partially recognized SATA SSD

    Hello, I have recently got a new case which came in with a 240gb gigabyte sata ssd that had windows in it. Booted fine for a few times, suddenly stopped being recognized as a bootable drive in BIOS. The thing is it is sometimes recognized and boots fine but %80 of the time it doesn't. I have...
  7. Rimp2284

    [SOLVED] Need help getting a pc with gpt boot drive and cleared bios to display with no integrated gpu (rtx 2060 super main gpu)

    I was trying to get secure boot enabled on my PC to upgrade to win 11 and changed my boot drive to a gpd drive (win rec broke in the process) and after changing to secure boot display stoped working and would not even beep. Current moment I managed to get it to a single beep and to a "boot"...
  8. orinorin

    [SOLVED] Do I need to convert my Flash Drive to GPT in order to install Windows 11 in UEFI instead of BIOS?

    I intend to install Windows 11 in UEFI mode and my current Windows 10 is installed in BIOS instead of UEFI in an MBR SSD. I will be converting my SSD to GPT. Do I need to convert the Flash Drive which I will be using install windows 11 to GPT? I'm not very knowledgeable in all the BIOS stuff.


    I'm trying to install WINDOWS 11 and I've successfully enabled FTPM but because of CSM keeps enabling itself after reboot I even exit with the OPTION "SAVE AND RESTART" and because of it I can't enable SECURE BOOT. I have another problem I've tried complete format multiple times on my boot...
  10. blue_rays

    [SOLVED] Partitioning new SSD to run Windows 10 and Linux

    I've bought a crucial 240GB sata SSD, and I want to partition it. I want to install windows 10 and a Linux distribution (maybe manjaro) on it. What's the best partitioning option so. Should it be MBR or GPT and can I install windows in UEFI mode? Also I have 2 SATA 6Gb slot on my (Asus P8Z77-V)...
  11. M_H99

    [SOLVED] Do I need to swap all my drives from MBR to GPT for the pc to boot into windows?

    so I have two drives, an SSD and an HDD, and I wanted to convert the SSD that has windows to GPT so that the pc can boot into windows when I disable CSM. so the question is if the HDD stays at MBR can I still access the data that was on it or do I have to convert it too? also if I'm just...
  12. D

    [SOLVED] Can't boot to windows without CSM enabled after changing to GPT

    Hey everyone, I converted my boot drive to GPT from MBR, and the drive shows as GPT in disk management. All seems good, until I go into the bios and disable CSM, and none of my drives then show up to boot to. I would really appreciate any help with this, thanks!
  13. _dawn_chorus_

    [SOLVED] OS install from 1703 usb won't update to latest version?

    I have a windows 10 USB I bought during the 1703 era so any time I use it I have to sit through all the updates since. No big deal, I have used it several times on old systems with imbedded windows keys to wipe them clean. I just did this again for the first time in a while, putting an ssd as a...
  14. H

    [SOLVED] win7 converts gpt back to mbr during installation

    Okay, I have spend countless hours on reinstalling a patched win764Proffessional version (its using the win8 installer to support skylake/kabylake cpus). things i have tried: shift+f10 during installation, diskpart > mbr to gpt. linux to convert mbr to gpt nothing seems to work, i tried it on...
  15. K

    Question SSD+1TB hdd boots fine ... but SSD+8TB hdd won't boot

    Bought a refurbished PC ... comes with 240gb ssd + 1tb hdd. Boots fine. But when I swap the 1tb hdd with a 8tb hdd, the system won't boot. I hit F2 and it says it is loading bios settings but can't get there. The 8tb drive is visible and totally accessible via usb-sata adapter on my laptop. At...
  16. R

    Question micro sd card issue

    Hi all, I have an issue with micro sd 64gb memory card. I had 2 cards with same issues but managed to fix one. The card is not detected in windows 10 but can see it in partition software and disk management. It says it is using gpt and one of my issues is making it mbr as this seemed to fix...
  17. S

    [SOLVED] Do new HDD/SSDs come as MBR or GPT?

    Hello, The hard drive on my friend's PC got corrupted and was having problems so we reformatted the hard drive with another PC using the command prompt on a different computer. At first it didn't work, as it is an Alienware UEFI system and apparently the drive was formatted as MBR, which the...
  18. R

    [SOLVED] Partitioned drive from MBR to GPT no longer showing

    Hello. I have recently been having some problems with my computer and so I thought that reinstalling windows would be a good idea. I downloaded windows 10 boot installation media and at the time I didn't have a USB to install from. So I used the ISO option and attempted to reinstall from...
  19. F

    Question Which One Is Better MBR or GPT for Windows 10 Boot ?

    Hello all, I am new for everything about PC Builds. This time I have little bit confusing about MBR or GPT partition for booting my windows 10. Currently I use GPT partition for this because I found it's much better. But I want new experience and recommendation which one better for booting...
  20. S

    Question Cannot boot from freshly cloned drive

    I have 2 drives. Both were formatted in MBR. I was doing some googling and learned a little about GPT and since my motherboard supports UEFI (or at least I think it does. It shows "Legacy+UEFI" and "UEFI" as Boot Options) I decided to convert the destination drive to GPT after I finished cloning...
  21. M

    Question Incorrect system partition layout prevents Windows Update

    Hi all, about a year ago I installed Win10 on a new PC and although it was a clean install I think I did something by migrating the system to an other SSD and now there's a weird partition table that prevents Windows Update from installing new versions. What is the correct partition layout...
  22. Varunraja

    Info TV not detecting the harddisk

    My new Seagate 2 TB harddisk not detecte in my TV.. I have changed the partion from GPT to MBR and found the issue is resolved .
  23. D

    Question Cloned my Windows 10 boot drive to my new SSD, it is GPT format but will not boot

    I spent hours trimming the fat on my windows boot drive so that I could clone it to my new SSD (only 250gb) and I have cloned it. Since my Windows boot drive ( C: drive ), is MBR format, I set up the SSD as a MBR format drive, then cloned the C: drive to it (for the cloning process I used EaseUS...
  24. M

    Question Does graphics card UEFI or BIOS has anything with UEFI and BIOS on HDD?

    I recently bought Aorus RX 570 to replace HD 6570, my motherboard supports both both uefi and bios, my old graphics card is at bios, while this new is at uefi. My hdd is at legacy bios mode... I dont understand a thing so i was wondering if someone can explain it to me.. Thank you <3
  25. I

    [SOLVED] URGENT!! DELETED C drive partition during Windows 10 installation. Will it impact other undeleted partitions ?

    Thought of upgrading my Win 7 ultimate to WIn 10 PRO with clean windows install. Downloaded the ISO using Media creation tool from Microsoft. Used RUFUS to create a bootable flash drive (automatically it was created with GPT/UEFI method, but my HDD is MBR. didnt know this when doing initially)...
  26. 1

    [SOLVED] Windows 10 installation.

    Ok so I wanted to reinstall windows and downloaded the windows media tool, installed it on my usb flash drive and booted from it. So far so good. I selected my drive and it said you can’t installed it the because its a GPT drive, tried both drives. For some stupid reason I decided to format it...