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How to Check MBR or GPT Partition Style in Windows 10

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How to Check MBR or GPT Partition Style in Windows 10? There are two ways to check your partition MBR or GPT in windows 10.

  • Using CMD (Windows Commander)
  • Using Disk Management

What is MBR or GPT partition?

MBR or GPT is a small bit of computer code that helps the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) to load and executes to start the boot process. When this code gets executed, It transfers controls to the boot program stored on the boot partition and helps to load the operating system.

MBR stands for Master Boot Record while the GPT stands for Guide Partition Table. So, the MBR (Master Boot Record) uses the standard BIOS partition and the GPT (Guide Partition Table) uses a unified extensible firmware interface, which is known as (UEFI). However, The GPT Partition is the latest, and it was replaced with the MBR partition. It has more advanced than the MBR partition. It can support the drive up to 2 Tb But on the other hand, MBR can’t!

If you are running Windows 10, Windows 8.1, or even Windows 7 version with the 64-bit (UEFI) unified extensible firmware interface. So, you should be using the GPT partition style. Because the GPT is the latest version of MBR

In this guide, you are going to know “How to check MBR or GPT partition style in Windows 10″ step by step. So, as I said that there are two ways to check your MBR or GPT partition style,

Using CMD (Windows Commander)

Open Run on your computer. Simply, press the Windows + R to open the Run dialog box, Now type cmd on the Run search barHow to Check MBR or GPT Partition Style in Windows 10

Now it will take you to the Windows system, So then you need to type diskpart without any space, and click enter.

How to Check MBR or GPT Partition Style in Windows 10

It will ask you for permission to access, Cause it is the sensitive part of your system where you may destroy your system. However, it’s OK when you follow the instructions, or if you’re a pro.

Now simply write list disk, Remember, you need to put a space between them.

How to Check MBR or GPT Partition Style in Windows 10

The list of your disk will show up, Simply check if there is any * symbol under the GPT 

Check MBR or GPT Partition Style

The * symbol = Yes! 

If there is no * sign under the GPT like mine, then it will be clear that your system is the MBR partition style.

Using Disk Management

We will find out MBR or GPT partition style using disk management, However, using disk management is much more easy and fast than the other one. So, let’s get started!

Open the Disk manager with Run and Simply press the Windows button on your keyboard and click the x button and chose the Disk Management ( Win + X )How to Check MBR or GPT Partition Style

or type diskmgmt.msc on the Run search bar.

How to Check MBR or GPT Partition Style

Once you click the enter you will be taken to the disk manager. So, you will your disks.

Right-click on any disk you want to check and select properties How to Check MBR or GPT Partition Style in 2020

Simply, click the Volumes option on the top.Check MBR or GPT Partition Style in 2020

So, now you able to see your disk partition style. Check MBR or GPT Partition Style

Once you complete these steps you will know about your partition style either, it’s MBR or GPT partition

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