Windows 10: How do I change HDD from MBR to GPT so I can install Windows 11?

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  1. How do I change HDD from MBR to GPT so I can install Windows 11?


    Currently Running Windows 10 Pro. The HDD needs to be GPT to install Windows 11. Otherwise, PC is Windows 11 capable. I'm told I have to do a clean install of Win 10 Pro to change the HDD formatting from MBR to GPT. Then, once notified that the PC is Win 11 capable, I could update and get Windows 11 Pro. I have downloaded and created a Win 11 install disk but can't determine what version of Win 11 it is. I would prefer to just install Win 11 Pro and only have to rebuild the machine once. Suggestions?

    :)
     
    LodgingMantis16, Jan 28, 2022
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  2. GPT vs MBR for SSD OS Disk ? (win7 install)

    If I have UEFI BIOS, I'm going to use GPT. Only reason why I wouldn't is because the drive is shared between new and old computers (MBR has broader compatibility support). I wrote a guide how to install Windows on GPT here:
    Installing Windows Vista/7 on a GUID Partition Table


    No. Either you install on GPT via EFI boot or you intall MBR via BIOS boot. You can't install Windows and change it later.


    Not only does GPT support booting to partitions larger than 2 TB, it also means the computer is booted using EFI which means it has a lot more memory to work with during startup. It should theoretically mean startup is quicker on EFI/GPT than BIOS/MBR.
     
    FordGT90Concept, Jan 28, 2022
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  3. GPT vs MBR for SSD OS Disk ? (win7 install)

    So I cannot use all the new bios UI and fancy pre-boot evironiment if i don't use UEFI-boot ? With or without GPT?


    I just want to use the UEFI without GPT: so can I UEFI-boot and install win7 with MBR?

    Now I actually asked the correct question I wanted. Sorry it took time to figure out.
     
    RuskiSnajper, Jan 28, 2022
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  4. How do I change HDD from MBR to GPT so I can install Windows 11?

    About MBR and GPT

    If I want to install Windows 10, I want to know about format my thumb drive to MBR or GPT, but my laptop is Acer Aspire E5-571G with UEFI system and HDD are GPT partition style, so I need to format my thumb drive to GPT for copying windows installation
    and install it to HDD with GPT? (Note: I have Rufus for create a bootable USB drive)
     
    BillyRazOr, Jan 28, 2022
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