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Check whether disk is GPT or not in Windows

When your computer is having a UEFI , it will prefer a GPT (GUID Partition Table) on the harddisk to function. GPT has advantages over MBR (Master Boot Record) such as support for larger disks.

Start the diskpart.exe and run the command:

list disk

When there is a star in the Gpt column the disk is Gpt, else it is an MBR disk.

(Example of a disk without GPT)

More information about the difference between GPT and MBR can be found on the Wiki pages:

GPT = GUID Partition Table (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table)
MBR = Master Boot Record (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_boot_record)