Windows 10: GPT to MBR scheme using Macrium Reflect Free

Discus and support GPT to MBR scheme using Macrium Reflect Free in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Good evening. I have got a MR image that it's currently GPT but I need to restore it to MBR because mainboard died and new one does not support UEFI.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by eLPuSHeR, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. eLPuSHeR Win User

    GPT to MBR scheme using Macrium Reflect Free


    Good evening.

    I have got a MR image that it's currently GPT but I need to restore it to MBR because mainboard died and new one does not support UEFI. How can I accomplish that? I have tried restoring directly but disk is automatically formatted as GPT. Will mounting the image and copying files work? System partition it is 75GB in size and 30GB are used. The remaining free space is for a data partition. I am not interested in restoring the WinRE partition.

    :)
     
    eLPuSHeR, Apr 29, 2019
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  2. topgundcp Win User

    Converting MBR to GPT for EFI boot?


    How to Convert from MBR to GPT:

    1. Download and install Macrium Reflect Free and create a backup image of your current MBR Windows 10 to an external HD. (You should anyway before modifying any Windows partitions in case something goes wrong)
    2. Create a bootable Macrium Rescue disk on a USB/DVD (from Macrium application, click on the first icon on the top left)
    3. Next, wipe out the disk and install a fresh copy of Windows 10 using GPT partition scheme. The installation should create all the needed partitions and C drive. No need to run updates because you're going to overwrite the C drive with the C drive from the backup.
    4. Next you'd want to ovewrite the C partition from fresh install with the C partition from the backup image.
      Boot up from the Rescue Image and follow the steps in the video as shown below and you're done.
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    topgundcp, Apr 29, 2019
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  3. Converting MBR to GPT for EFI boot?


    Your method did not work for me when converting my current Windows 8 MBR disk, however I did come out knowing how to create Windows PE 5.0 Rescue disk using Macrium after reading your post though.
     
    urbanman2004, Apr 29, 2019
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  4. GPT to MBR scheme using Macrium Reflect Free

    Converting a MBR disk to a GPT disk

    This BS Microsoft stop forcing us to convert from MBR to GPT

    -> The MBR scheme will work for disks up to 2 TBytes.

    I don't care whether it might boot up quicker

    -> MS does not claim that GPT boots up faster than MBR.
     
    Frederik Long, Apr 29, 2019
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