How to Check If a Disk Drive is GPT or MBR on Windows 11/10?

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.

Then, It is essential to know the correct partition style to avoid errors during the Windows 11/10 installation before preparing the Bootable USB. You may lose important data without preparing the right USB disk drive. We recommend checking if the partition scheme on your device is GPT or MBR to be confident during Windows 11/10 installation that there are no chances of failure.
This post will guide you to check if the partition scheme is GPT or MBR.
Check if a Disk Drive is GPT or MBR in Windows 11/10

So, there are at least two ways to know if a disk drive is GPT or MBR in Windows; these are the following ways:-

  1. Check if a disk GPT or MBR is using Disk Management Tool.
  2. 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 Start button and select the Disk Management option to open the Disk Management window.

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.

Step 4. Then, under the Volumes tab, next to the Partition style field, you can see partition style is MBR or GUID Partition Table (GPT).
So, if you complete the above steps, you can resolve whether your disk drive supports GPT or MBR.

How to check if a disk is MBR or GPT using Command Prompt?

To decide if a disk is MBR or GPT using Command Prompt, use the following:-
Step 1. Firstly, open the Command Prompt as an administrator.
For run the command prompt as administrator, hit on the Start button and type CMD, right-click on the Command Prompt entry, and select the Run as administrator option.
When User Account Control (UAC) prompts, click Yes to confirm.

Step 2. Now, at the Command Prompt window that opens, type the following command and press Enter from the keyboard:

Diskpart


Step 3. Then, at the DISKPART prompt, type the following command and press Enter from the keyboard:-

List Disk

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.

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