Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk

25 Jul 2013   #60
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news Bear.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
29 Sep 2013   #61
Cata

The 8.1 OS made by Billy Microsoft
 
 

Need some help...my SSD has 3 basic MBR partitions (C D E)...partition C is the System Drive and I want to convert these partitions(DISK) to GPT..I found a program AOMEI Partition Assistant that is able to convert MBR to GPT without data loss, but it doesn't work because it can't convert system drives...I want to somehow convert partion C to be a normal drive so that this little program can convert my disk to GPT...I know that I won't be able to boot again, but that is not a problem I was going to install Windows anyway....I just want partitions D & E to be intact and GPT.
I know I can unplug my ssd and go to a friend with a PC and just format drive C and then convert the entire disk to GPT...but nobody has a PC anymore.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Sep 2013   #62
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Catalin,

I'm not sure that's possible on a system drive without reinstalling the OS with UEFI so it will be able to boot from GPT. This of course would mean formatting the hard drive in the process though.

An easier option would be to get a second hard drive, convert it to GPT, create two partitions on it to use for D & E instead of them being on your system drive. This way you could just copy over the contents without losing anything.

Hope this may help some.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Sep 2013   #63
Cata

The 8.1 OS made by Billy Microsoft
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Catalin,

I'm not sure that's possible on a system drive without reinstalling the OS with UEFI so it will be able to boot from GPT. This of course would mean formatting the hard drive in the process though.

An easier option would be to get a second hard drive, convert it to GPT, create two partitions on it to use for D & E instead of them being on your system drive. This way you could just copy over the contents without losing anything.

Hope this may help some.
I went to a friend(found one with a desktop pc) with my SSD and formated C drive and converted the entire disk to GPT with that program(works 100%)...reinstalled windows to C drive and now everything works(I just wanted to test a feature in BIOS-Ultra Fast Boot)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 Sep 2013   #64
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ah, yeah I like the Ultra Fast Boot option. I had to flash my graphics card's BIOS to make it UEFI compatible first though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2014   #65
One2OldFart

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Tried to do this to a 250gb SSD coupled to a laptop (Window 7 Home Premium) logged in as Admin. All went well until the final step when the alternative "Convert to GPT disk" just didn't appear on the right click menu.
Any suggestion would be appreciated.

OF/O2OF
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2014   #66
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello OF/020F,

What do you see instead? Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing this to see if it may help to ID what the issue could be.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Did you try the command option?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2014   #67
One2OldFart

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thankyou very much for the innput. I have tried again using the elevated command prompt and went back to MBR.
I hope that the installation will be successful.
Thanks again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2014   #68
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news so far. Please let us know how it went.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2014   #69
One2OldFart

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well although everything looked to be OK MBR wasn't there.
I have coupled the ssd back to the laptop where it appears as drive F

I'm hoping to find the right comand to direct fdisk /mbr at this drive. (I'm of course no racer where DOS is involved.)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
How to Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk A disk is a separate physical hard drive. This will show you how to convert a dynamic, also known as "software RAID", disk to a basic disk in Windows Disk Manager or in a command prompt. By default Windows uses Basic disks. Basic and dynamic...
Tutorials
Convert a Basic Disk to a Dynamic Disk
How to Convert a Basic Disk to a Dynamic Disk A disk is a separate physical hard drive. This will show you how to convert a basic disk to a dynamic, also known as "software RAID", disk in Windows Disk Manager or in a command prompt without losing anything on the disk. By default Windows uses...
Tutorials
How to Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk?
Hello, I'm using Genuine Windows 7 HP SP1 x64 OEM version in my Acer Notebook. Nowadays I have a trouble with my primary disk drive. http://fud.community.services.support.microsoft.com/Fud/FileDownloadHandler.ashx?fid=0a134a39-8928-479a-a3f2-c744739a217e I Used 3rd party partition...
Hardware & Devices
Convert dynamic disk to basic disk in Windows 7
Hello guys, I am trying to install Win 8.1 as dual boot with Win 7. But all partitions of my disk are dynamic. I went through the tutorial in the help section but few questions are not clear. I have downloaded partition wizard as well. As shown in the disk layout, there are 9 partitions on Disk...
General Discussion
Not able to convert a dynamic disk to a basic disk
Hi... Am trying to convert a 2TB Sata from a dynamic drive to a basic one. Hve followed all the steps... Removed all volumes, etc. But i right click on the disk and click the Convert to Basic, I keep getting this message, "The operation is not allowed on a disk that is offline." Cant's...
General Discussion
Convert dynamic disk of a laptop to basic disk w/o reinstalling win
Hello , I have a Dell laptop which came with Windows 7 installed and disk type was dynamic. I need to install Linux(not on a virtual machine) so I have to convert the disk from dynamic to basic . The problem is that all methods require that I delete all volumes and re install Windows . I...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:14.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App