At the start, if you plan to reinstall a fresh copy of windows 11/10 on your computer or laptop, you should check if the partition scheme on your device is GPT or MBR so that you can prepare the correct bootable Windows 11/10USB for the installation.
You might already know that a bootable USB driver prepared for the GPT partition scheme cannot be used to install Windows 11/10 on an MBR partition-style drive. If you create a bootable USB drive with an MBR partition, it can not be installed on the GPT partition.
So, there are at least two ways to know if a disk drive is GPT or MBR in Windows; these are the following ways:-
- Check if a disk GPT or MBR is using Disk Management Tool.
- Verify if a disk is MBR or GPT using Command Prompt.
How to check if a disk is GPT or MBR using Disk Management Tool?
To check if a disk is GPT or MBR using Disk Management Tool, do the following:-
Step 1. Firstly, right-click on the
Step 2. In the Disk Management window that opens, right-click on the disk and select the [/keybt]Properties[/keybt] option.
Step 3. Next, switch to the Volumes[/keybt] tab in the Hard Drive Properties dialog box.
How to check if a disk is MBR or GPT using Command Prompt?
Step 2. Now, at the Command Prompt window that opens, type the following command and press
Step 3. Then, at the DISKPART prompt, type the following command and press Enter from the keyboard:-
You complete the above steps, and quickly you can determine where your disk is GPT or MBR.
Quick note: If more than one hard drive is available on your computer or laptop, you use the above commands to check MBR or GPT. If a disk is GPT, an asterisk () mark will show up next to the disk. If the partition style is MBR, an asterisk () mark will not be visible next to the disk.