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How to Check If a Disk Drive is GPT or MBR on Windows 10

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Your Windows computer may use a GPT (GUID Partition Table) partition or an MBR (Master Boot Record) partition. However, many people do not know what type of partition their computer uses. Therefore, in this article we will show you how to check if a hard drive uses GPT or MBR partition in Windows 11 or Windows 10. Nowadays, the latest versions of Windows and other operating systems can use GPT (GUID Partition Table) or MBR. (Master Boot Record) for your partition strategies.

MBR disks use the standard BIOS partition table, while GPT uses Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). From recent research, we know that GPT replaced MBR for placing tables on a physical hard drive. GPT is more advanced and is used to boot Windows systems in UEFI mode. MBT, on the other hand, also helps boot older Windows systems in BIOS mode. Have you ever checked if your hard drive uses MBR or GPT partitions? Therefore, we have developed several methods that you can use to determine if your Windows 10 hard drive is MBR or GPT.

How to check if a drive is GPT or MBR in Windows 10

To check whether the disk is MBR or GPT in Disk Management

  • Press Win+R keys to open Run, type diskmgmt.msc in Run and click/tap OK to open Disk Management.
  • Right-click or long-press the box to the far left of the disk number you want to check and click/tap Properties.
  • Click/tap on the Volumes tab and look under Disk Information to see if the partition style for this disk is GUID Partition Table (GPT) or Master Boot Record (MBR).
  • When you’re done, you can close the Properties and Disk Management window if you want.

To check if the disk is MBR or GPT in Device Manager

  • Open Device Manager.
  • Expand the open drives and double click/tap on the drive you want to check.
  • Click/tap on the Volumes tab and click/tap on the Fill button
  • Look under Disk Information to see if the partition style for this disk is GUID Partition Table (GPT) or Master Boot Record (MBR)
  • When you’re done, you can close the Properties window and Device Manager if you want.

To check if the disk is MBR or GPT at the command prompt

  • Open an elevated command prompt.
  • Type the diskpart and list disk commands at the elevated command prompt one at a time, pressing Enter for each command.
  • Look to see if a disk number has an * (asterisk) in its GPT column or not.
    • If a disk number has a * in its GPT column, then the disk is GPT.
    • If a disk number does not have a * in its GPT column, then the disk is MBR.

To check if the disk is MBR or GPT in PowerShell

  • Open PowerShell on Windows 10 or elevated PowerShell on Windows 8.
  • Type the following Get-Disk command in PowerShell and press Enter.
  • Look to see if a disk number or friendly name has GPT or MBR in its partition style column.

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James Hogan
James Hogan is a senior staff writer at Bollyinside, where he has been covering various topics, including laptops, gaming gear, keyboards, storage, and more. During that period, they evaluated hundreds of laptops and thousands of accessories and built a collection of entirely too many mechanical keyboards for their own use.

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