Windows 10: MBR or GPT Format

Discus and support MBR or GPT Format in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Greetings, Which is the recommended format to use on my new hdd? GPT or MBR? As GPT always have extra partitions when install Windows 10. I don't... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by greeny, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. greeny Win User

    MBR or GPT Format


    Greetings,

    Which is the recommended format to use on my new hdd? GPT or MBR?

    As GPT always have extra partitions when install Windows 10. I don't really like to have these partitions on my hdd. If I use MBR format, will my other hdds (2 X 4TB) in GPT be available to use? Must I convert these GPT to MBR format?

    Thanks for reading.

    :)
     
    greeny, Jul 24, 2019
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  2. Convert GPT to MBR

    if you cant do it using Disk Manager, Try DISKPART in command prompt.

    otherwise you will need to find a 3rd party format/paritition program, google around for one.



    the only way to go from GPT to MBR is to remove all volumes / parititions from the drive.





    EDIT, im farily certain that only XP PRO can read GPT drives, HOME edition cant.
    Vista premium and Win 7 can both read GPT drives i think.... i know for sure that the ultimate editions can.
     
    slyfox2151, Jul 24, 2019
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  3. 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, Jul 24, 2019
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  4. MBR or GPT Format

    Smittychat., Jul 24, 2019
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