1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Canada
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       08 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows 10 installed on MBR instead of GPT


    Hi there,

    I have a 4TB hard disk and I didn't realize I installed Windows 10 on a MBR which partitioned/divided my HDD to 2TB. I have lots of empty blu-ray disc that I can use. Is it possible for me to create a system image of Windows 10, format the hard disk and convert it to GPT and then reinstall Windows 10? Would that work?
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  2. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,347
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       10 Aug 2015 #2

    That looks pretty good. I found this video that demonstrates the MBR to GPT conversion process using AOMEI.

    How to Convert MBR to GPT Disk with Free AOMEI Partition Assistant - YouTube
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  3. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 1,376
    Win 10 14393.51
       10 Aug 2015 #3

    Coouge said: View Post
    Hi there,

    I have a 4TB hard disk and I didn't realize I installed Windows 10 on a MBR which partitioned/divided my HDD to 2TB. I have lots of empty blu-ray disc that I can use. Is it possible for me to create a system image of Windows 10, format the hard disk and convert it to GPT and then reinstall Windows 10? Would that work?
    I'm missing the point.

    Why not just re-install Win 10? Have you installed a ton of stuff since 29 July?

    I'm not certain that it'll re-activate if the installation goes from MBR to GPT, but I'd bet that it will.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Canada
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       10 Aug 2015 #4

    bobkn said: View Post
    I'm missing the point.

    Why not just re-install Win 10? Have you installed a ton of stuff since 29 July?

    I'm not certain that it'll re-activate if the installation goes from MBR to GPT, but I'd bet that it will.
    Yeah that's what I did :P Everything's fine now. Thanks!
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