Note! This function is available for Basic GPT Hard Disks only. Dynamic GPT Hard Disks can not be converted. The conversion of a Dynamic GPT Disk to a Basic Disk (“Convert Dynamic to Basic”) will destroy the GUID Partition Table and result in a Basic MBR Hard Disk with remainders of a GPT partition.
See also: How to convert MBR Hard Disk to GPT Hard Disk
Typical layout of a GPT Hard Disk:
- Launch the program and switch to the Advanced User Interface by clicking on the Full Scale Launcher or Advanced User Interface link in Express Mode.
- Right click on the Basic GPT Hard Disk in the Disk Map, then select “Convert Basic GPT to Basic MBR …”. Please make sure to click outside the partitions to get the hard disk context menu.
- Select the number of primary partitions to be created by this conversion. If there are more than four volumes on the disk, only the first three may become primary, the rest will be logical.
Note! Windows has different boot configurations for MBR and GPT Hard Disks. Using this option for a disk with an installed OS will leave the OS unbootable!
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