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GUID Partition Table (GPT) is a format for partition tables that was designed within the UEFI specification by Intel. It was designed as the successor to the Master Boot Record partition tables.

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How to Change Disk UniqueID of Boot Drive without Breaking UEFI/GPT Boot Capability

On cloning a bootable Windows 10 drive with Macrium Reflect, the result is almost perfect for my needs. In fact, it almost always just works. We put one copy of the OS on an external USB SSD, along ...
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Does Windows 10 Uses Mbr in hybrid mode even on UEFI firmware ,Compared to Linux?

I would like to know if the windows 10 uses hybrid Mbr.Cause So i know how the GPT works,Bassicly it has protective mbr at lba 0 than lba 1 gpt primary header than partition entries than the ...
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Can't install windows 10 on GPT in UEFI mode. What am I missing?

It says We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one What am I missing really? I create a bootable usb with rufus with GPT/UEFI target. I boot my system in UEFI after selecting booting ...
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Windows Installation Media does not create all four partitions?

Installing Windows-10 system to new 500G SDD. Windows Installation Media does not create the four basic partitions, nor does it recognize manually created partition layout. For example, my Lenovo came ...
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Why Partition Content Change After installing SP1 on Windows 7?

Computer : HP Pavilion s5227c Desktop / OS: Windows 7 SSD1 : SAMSUNG 860EVO 250GB / SSD2 : SAMSUNG 860EVO 250GB HD1 : Seagate ST4000DM at 4TB, 3815320MB, Partition style: GUID ...
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How do I recover a hard disk after removing GPT partition?

I had the following problem (This disk contains mismatched GPT and MBR partition (in Clonezilla)). I followed the instruction from the first answer but applied it to the wrong disk and seems I removed ...
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Can update Windows 10 lead to dual-boot with Ubuntu issues in a GPT hard disk?

I read this article before installing Ubuntu 18.04 alongside Windows 10 and according to the ninth case in the article, update Windows can lead to Master Boot Record being rewritten and leaving with a ...
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Ho do I make a cloned gpt hard drive bootable under UEFI motherboad

I got an old desktop pc running windows 7 using the killer 990fx motherboard (UEFI firmware). The hard drive where the os windows 7 is installed is a 2TB MBR drive. Since, the space on disk is ...
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grub2-install boot loader on the GPT formated disk

I have a problem with hdd that is formatted to GPT with linux Fedora 28 on it, with working EFI boot. I had to move it to an old MB which doesn't support EFI. I can't or don't want to reformat to ...
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MBR2GPT states “wrong boot partition count, expected 1 but found 0”

I don't know what happened to my drive environment and cannot convert MBR to GPT, with mbr2gpt stating I don't have a boot partition: Info MBR2GPT was explicitly asked to run in full OS mode. Info ...
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Converting MBR to GPT in a computer using UEFI firmware

I recently bought a refurbished Dell Precision 7510 running Windows 10 and decided to clone the included HHD to an NVMe SSD. In the process, I noticed my laptop's partition system was set to MBR and ...
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UEFI Windows + GPT SSD won't boot without CSM enabled

My system is running Windows in UEFI mode, my NVMe SSD is in GPT mode, and everything seems to be in perfectly good order for a boot without CSM (Compatibility Support Module) enabled. However, this ...
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Boot Windows 10 on a machine without UEFI after images were created from MBR and restored on GPT partition table in Linux

A 500 GB HDD that started giving signs of obsolescence had multiple partitions, including Linux Mint and Windows 10. This is on a BIOS laptop (non-UEFI). That HDD had MBR partition table. Because of ...
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how to install Windows 10 with Hiren's Boot CD by mounting an ISO file

I have started my laptop via Hiren's boot CD. There are two partitions in my HDD and one of them has my backup and other stuffs and a Win10 ISO file. I have mounted it and tried to install Win10 but ...
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Converting MBR disk to GPT using cmd

I've converted my drive to GPT but when I partitioned the drive, at the point when I type in active it is giving me an error message saying The selected disk is not a fixed MBR disk. The active ...
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GPT Protective Partition encrypted by Truecrypt

I have a Seagate 4Tb 2.5" HDD. I partitioned this drive into three and encrypted two parts with Truecrypt. Sadly the USB 3 micro type b jack broke away from the drive just as I was backing ...
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3TB HD Slave suddenly disappears - Windows asks to start the HD

I Have a 3TB Seagate HD - working as slave with some media files - in WINDOWS 10 - like videos and images for my work. This HD is working well - no noise, no fail, no connection issues (it's on sata) -...
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Can not boot from external SSD after internal SSD cloning (ACER Aspire 5 computer)

I have made a clone of my SSD disk 256Go towards an external SSD 1 Gb using Etcher software. When i start my computer with external ssd connected, i got in the windows disk management, a message ...
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How to boot into the windows after HDD change and reset of bios and MBR/GPT boot tables?

First of all let me mention the configuration of the PC: It is veeeery old PC like 12 years. There is already really new (5 months ago) SSD disk (250GB) which was working suprisingly perfectly with ...
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Safe to delete or shrink old MBR System Reserved partition after conversion to GPT?

I've seen similar questions before, but never have I seen anyone seem to recognize the difference between the MBR and EFI boot partitions, so I'm asking fresh. Basically, I just converted my disk to a ...
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Advice for move partitions from secondary OS to primary

I'm faced with the following scenario: I have a Thinkpad X1 Yoga laptop that came with Windows 10. I have since shrinked the NTFS partition to dual boot an Arch Linux installation, and have been using ...
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Formatting SSD with Windows 10

I have a laptop with a 256 GB NVMe SSD and a 1 TB SATA 5400RPM Hard Drive. Windows 10, EFI System Partition, Recovery Partition and RESTORE (Basic Data Partition) are all present in the SSD. The hard ...
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Failed to convert mbr to gpt using gdisk

I urgently needed to install new windows and because of that I converted MBR to GPT using gdisk by following this video. After that my hdd resulted into invalid dynamic and was able to recovery 3 ...
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Restoring a Lost/Corrupt GPT while keeping partitions intact

We are using a large number of external HDDs (Seagate BUP Portable 4TB) as our archiving and backup solution. Each drive should be formated using a GPT and one large exFAT partition and is read and ...
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How to fix Windows 10 boot?

I am trying to repair my Windows 10 installation and I can't seem to find a viable solution to it. When I try and select the drive from the BIOS to boot, I get the Error Code: 0x000000e. However, ...
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Windows OS partition formatted and unable to proceed with the installation

My Sony Vaio laptop was giving lot issues so I decided to re-install the OS. I saw few videos on the YouTube on how to re-install the OS on Sony Vaio laptop and proceeded for re-installation. I ...
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How do I change my disk from GPT to MBR (Without destruction of data)?

My laptop has Windows 8.1 currently running, and I plan to install Windows 10. The 8.1 that I am currently running is on Disk 0. I would like to convert Disk 0 to MBR, so that I can use EasyBCD to add ...
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mac os gpt show command shows multiple Master Boot Record partitions in parts (MBR Part 12) on wiped internal hard drive

I ordered a used apple oem ssd hard drive off of the internet to replace my macs fried ssd. I intalled it and booted to internet recovery to do a clean wipe and a clean install. Upon inspection of the ...
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How to convert from EFI to MBR boot loader (and / or GPT disk to MBR disk) in Arch Linux without losing data

I've installed arch linux on my disk sdc,where sdc1 is the efi partition and sdc2 the root partition. I'm also trying to boot this installation with esxi 7,but it seems that it refuses to boot because ...
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How to safely install Windows OS as GPT Partition Scheme

I would like to install Windows on my machine using the GPT Partition Scheme, however I have come across several articles about "bricking" the computer if you change the boot mode (UEFI/BIOS/...
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How can I convert my partition from GPT to MBR and make my system dual boot Kali and Windows?

I want someone to help me how to install Kali on my laptop and want to know how to convert a GPT partition to MBR. I searched on YouTube but most of the popular tutorials didn’t work. Even after ...
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How to script fixing position of backup GPT table

I'm writing Bash scripts to back up and restore drives. Restoring GPT to anything but the exact same drive is subject to problems in placement of the secondary partition table (at the end of the ...
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Windows cannnot be installed after using Diskpart to convert to MBR

ok so long story short simply trying to reinstall Windows 10 on a disk in a dual boot setup (Linux is on a physically separate drive and launches without issue). First issue was when using Rufus USB ...
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How to make a system disk image of windows 10 (GPT)?

I used to make a backup of my system partition (Win 7 MBR) with drivexml, so when something goes wrong I could restore my image along with progs and settings. Now I got new ssd and installed win 10 ...
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Microsoft UEFI-Compliant System not showing in Device Manager

I installed Windows 10 Pro 64bit on a GPT SSD and started Windows on UEFI Firmware. When I go into Device Manager, I can't see System Firmware and Microsoft UEFI-Compliant System even when I showed ...
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Deleted GPT partition with fdisk

My VPS has 2 disks connected. One "main disk", and one "data disk" of 2TB. Yesterday I ordered to increase the "data disk" to 5TB. To be able to use the 5TB, I had to ...
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Is it possible to make a mbr legacy bootcamp win 10 from a gpt partitioned hdd on catalina 10.15.7 with bootcamp 6?

I tried to install win10 to ssd via efi boot on my macbook air 2012, it ran pretty well as far as performance, but because it's pre-uefi it makes it the garbage windows version with no sound, no ...
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Convert Windows Machine from GPT to MBR Partitioning Without Data Loss

Is it possible to convert a Windows machine from GPT partitioning to MBR partitioning without erasing the disk or having any data loss? I realize that the normal thing most people are trying to do is ...
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Fixing Windows Boot on UEFI with MBR partition

The laptop I currently own came with Windows 10 preinstalled. I installed Ubuntu 19.10 onto it (in dual boot). Back then I had no idea about MBR, GPT, BIOS, UEFI or any of that stuff, just followed ...
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Repair EFI/GPT Bootloader for virtual Windows 10

An interrupted system update caused the Windows 10 Pro on my virtual machine to get into a Diagnostic and Repair Mode loop and I am trying to fix. I need to access and use a certain program that is ...
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One of Windows installations on the disk fails to boot

I have two Windows 10 installations on the same GPT disk; today, one of these installations stopped booting while another one works without problems. The booting process gets to the stage where it ...
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Restore Windows Boot Manager with incomplete C:\Windows\Boot folder

Some time ago I installed a larger Windows update, I guess also using an external flash medium to have enough space. Since it took some time, I left it running over the night. I think the next morning ...
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Can I convert my disk from MBR to GPT and BIOS to UEFI(hp laptop 15-ra0xx)

So hello everyone! my laptop has MBR disk and BIOS but on boot menu it also shows boot from EFI file. Does my laptop support UEFI? And if so how do I convert it? hp laptop 15-ra0xx Thank you!
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Used mbr2gpt tool on a (I think) non-UEFI machine, can't boot anymore

I found out that an old desktop I had is still working. Last time it was used it had Windows 10 installed, although the hardware is almost 10 years old. I decide I want to have a dual boot with ...
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How to extend Linux non root partition

There was 3TB EBS volume attached to an ec2 instance. I have increased the volume to 4TB. I am trying to extending the partition size. #lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT nvme0n1 ...
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Computer doesnt boot after changing disk partition to GPT

I have an HP pro 3500 PC with windows 7 installed on it, when I wanted to format it with windows 10 it prompts a message saying "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. the selected disk has an ...
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Grub 2.04 install says it's successful but drops into the rescue shell

Our hardware is successfully running with UEFI/GRUB 2.02. The internal disk (/dev/sda) is GPT and the first partition starts at 1Mib, is 5Gb, and formatted as vfat. We are running Gentoo and using ...
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ldmtool create all command returns empty array

I have a 2TB HDD and 480GB SSD. I wanted to try Pop OS hence installed it on my 480GB SSD [single boot]. Now I'm unable to access the HDD. It says its ins LDM format. I read many articles and found ...
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Black screen with colored dots when trying to boot from USB using rufus GPT partition on my laptop eMMC

as I mentioned in the title, I'm trying to install Windows 10 on my DELL Inspirion 14 which only has a 32Gb eMMC (no HDD). I have been reading a lot of articles saying that I should run rufus with ...
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Can only see the first partition of my HDD over SATA2USB cable on Linux [duplicate]

I have a win7-installed PC with a lot of HDDs which have lots of partitions. I want to access the data on my linux-installed PC so I used a SATA2USB cable. The issue is I can see only the first ...

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