How to Know GPT or MBR Partition? When you install Windows 10 on a computer or laptop, you can use two types of hard disk partitions, namely Master Boot Record (MBR) or GUID Partition Table (GPT).
What is the difference between MBR partition and GPT partition?
MBR and GPT partitions themselves have differences. Where the MBR partition has been used for a long time, and is compatible with older versions of the Windows Operating System, but there are limitations, which only support a maximum storage size of 2TB.
On the other hand, the GPT partition is able to overcome the problem of limitations on the MBR partition, where there is no limit on the size of the storage space that limits it.
If your laptop or computer uses a 64-bit architecture on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 and versions of Windows above on a device that uses Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware, it is highly recommended to use a GPT partition.
However, if you need compatibility because you are using an older device (usually using Legacy) and do not support UEFI, then the MBR partition can be an option.
Therefore, knowing the type of partition on your hard disk is very important for this purpose. Because this is necessary and important to know in certain cases, such as during the installation of Windows.
How to find out MBR or GPT Partition Type?
In this tutorial, we will make a tutorial on how to find out the type of partition used in Windows using the Command Prompt.
To find out the type of partition on your hard disk using the Command Prompt, follow these steps:
- Open Command Prompt and run as Administrator.
- Type diskpart.
- Type list disk to see the drives on your computer or laptop.
- See the results
Note: You can see in the Gpt column, where if the partition type used is GPT, there will be an asterisk (*). If it doesn't exist, then it means that the partition type is MBR.
- Done, you can close the Command Prompt window.
This is a quick and easy tutorial how to know the type of partition used on the Windows operating system, both Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.x, Windows 10, Windows 11 and other versions of Windows.