Windows 10: Advice about partitioning my MBR SSD

Discus and support Advice about partitioning my MBR SSD in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, I've read the Basic and Dynamic notes from MS here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/win...DN#basic_disks and this is what I'd like to achieve -... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Stuge, Feb 16, 2021.

  1. Stuge Win User

    Advice about partitioning my MBR SSD


    Hello,
    I've read the Basic and Dynamic notes from MS here
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/win...DN#basic_disks and this is what I'd like to achieve - I think.
    Screenshot of MS MBR layout

    Advice about partitioning my MBR SSD [​IMG]


    But I've made a mistake in my installing win10 to a brand new SSD, in that I don't have enough partitions to do my stuff. I didn't realise that installing win10 creates 3 partitions, and with the remaining one I am allowed I used disk management to partition C:\ and have moved all user profiles and other data, and now I've got nothing left to create some standalone data storage silos. See my disk management screenshot below. From the colours my E:\ is an extended partition and a logical drive. My disk is MBR.

    Advice about partitioning my MBR SSD [​IMG]


    Possible question is a logical drive a separate drive space from other logical drives on the same partition, the same as a partition is separate from other partitions. If it is then I'd like to have drives G:\ H:\......n
    Thanks, Stuart

    :)
     
    Stuge, Feb 16, 2021
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  2. clone MBR HD to bootable GPT partition?

    Hi,

    1. You cannot convert mbr to gpt without data loss. otherwise, you can follow directions here:

    FROM WINDOWS RECOVERY CONSOLE:

    To change a master boot record disk into a GUID partition table disk using a command line


    • Back up or move the data on the basic master boot record (MBR) disk you want to convert into a GUID partition table (GPT) disk.

    • Open an elevated command prompt (right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator) and type diskpart. If the disk does not contain any partitions or volumes, skip to step 6.

    • At the DISKPART prompt, type list disk. Make note of the disk number you want to convert.

    • At the DISKPART prompt, type select disk <disknumber>.

    • At the DISKPART prompt, type clean.

    2. I'd suggest converting your vista drive to a virtual machine, load that up on your windows 10 system and use a program like virtualbox to run it.
     
    CoatH4nger, Feb 16, 2021
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  3. Smittychat., Feb 16, 2021
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  4. Advice about partitioning my MBR SSD

    Windows 10 & 7th gen Intel Core processors in UEFI mode running on MBR partitions

    Hi John,

    MBR partition is for older laptops but there's a workaround for it. It is to convert MBR to GPT. In this case, you can use a disk partition management. Try these steps:

    • Click "Start Menu" > input "diskpart" in the search box and press "Enter" > Click "Yes" to open command prompt.
    • Type "list disk" and press "Enter".
    • Type "select disk n" and press "Enter". n is the number of the disk you want to convert. (take "Disk 1" for example)
    • Input "clean" and press "Enter" to delete all partitions or volumes on the selected disk.
    • Type "convert mbr" and press "Enter" to complete the conversion from GPT to MBR format.

    Inform us for any updates regarding your issue.
     
    Regene Jos, Feb 16, 2021
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