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September 5, 2018  4:53 PM

GPT vs MBR Disks

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Disk partitioning, GPT, MBR, Windows 10

As somebody who's always chasing current PC hardware and standards, I sometimes forget not everybody else is the same way. Case in point: newer PCs boot to UEFI on GPT disks; older PCs boot to BIOS on MBR disks. There's a lot to unpack here, so I'll try to explain what's up with GPT vs MBR disks....

July 11, 2016  12:11 PM

Building Bootable UEFI Media

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
GPT, Master Boot Record (MBR), UEFI, Windows 10

When it comes to a clean Windows 10 install, it's important to pick the proper low-level disk layout for your target system. For most modern systems this means building bootable UEFI media with GPT partitioning. While I've worked with Microsoft's

March 11, 2016  9:44 AM

GPT Disk Layout Matters for NVMe

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
disk management, GPT, Windows 10

I've been working with a new production PC for the past week, and only slowly realized that I had goofed with my initial install of Windows 10 on that machine. I had naively assumed that Windows 10 would recognize my NVMe drive needed a GPT disk layout and run the OS install accordingly. Not so: as...

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