Today many Windows users have the requirement to upgrade hard drive from MBR disk to another GPT disk, so as to enjoy higher safety and less limitations. To normal data disk, this job is very easy to complete: most partition software offers this feature and can fulfill without data loss. But when it comes to system drive, do you know how can you do this job safely? Have you found the correct way?
If your answer is NEGATIVE, please keep reading on.
In fact, when migrating system to GPT, the most important thing is data safety. How can you guarantee that you can do the migration safely? The answer is: use MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro.
Developed by MiniTool Solution Ltd., MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro is a magic partition software that can do a lot of things, such as extend system partition, copy disk partition, change cluster size, convert dynamic disk to basic, etc. So how does it performs when asked to migrate OS from MBR to GPT?
Note: this is a paid version in MiniTool Partition Wizard. But you can download the Trial Edition to have an experience first.
Step 1. Launch Partition Wizard Pro Trial, and then you can get the main interface where all your disks are displayed there. Now choose the system disk and select “Migrate OS to SSD/HD” from the menu bar.
Step 2. MiniTool Partition Wizard will ask you how would you like to do the copy, to copy the whole drive or to copy the system related partitions only? Here we take the first choice for example.
Step 3. Then you need to select a hard drive as the target location. Please note that all data on the selected disk will be cleaned so make sure you have a copy of backup or the data can be cleaned.
Step 4. Now you can change the copy option according to your needs. Remember to tick “Use GUID partition table for the target disk” before you continue. This enables you to migrate Windows to GPT.
Step 5. Partition Wizard will remind you that to boot from the target disk, change the boot mode in BIOS. Then you reach at the last step: click “Apply” to start migrating OS from MBR to GPT. Note that Partition Wizard requires a reboot to finish.
This is the end of how to migrate system to GPT, now you can download the Trial Edition of MiniTool Partition Wizard to have a try on this magic partition manager.