How to Know if Your System Uses MBR or GPT Partitioning [on Windows and Linux]

Knowing the correct partitioning scheme of your disk could be crucial when you are installing Linux or any other operating system.

There are two popular partitioning schemes the older MBR and the newer GPT. Most computers use GPT these days.

While creating the live or bootable USB some tools like Rufus ask you the type of disk partitioning in use. If you choose GPT with an MBR disk the bootable USB might not work.

In this tutorial I8217ll show various methods to check the disk partitioning scheme on Windows and Linux systems.

While there are several ways to check the disk partitioning scheme in Windows including command line ones I8217ll stick with the GUI methods.

Press the Windows button and search for 8216disk8217 and then click on 8220Create and format disk partitions8220.

In here right-click on the disk for which you want to check the partitioning scheme. In the right-click context menu select Properties.

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