Convert an MBR disk to a GPT disk


You can convert an MBR disk to GPT by restoring or cloning an MBR disk to an existing GPT disk. A GPT disk will have a small (128 MB) partition at the front of the disk. If you copy your source partition(s) to the free space after this partition then the target disk will retain its GPT state.

To clean a disk ready for GPT partitioning

Caution: The following clean operation removes all data from the selected disk.

To initialize the disk using GPT in the Windows Disk Management console

To convert a disk from MBR to GPT