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Amended steps for converting a GPT partitioned USB stick to MBR (via Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk – Windows 7 Forums)

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/01/07

Experimenting with ESXi5, I accidentally got a GPT formatted USB stick that no XP systems could handle.

I used Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk – Windows 7 Forums to convert it back to MBR.

I needed to perform these DiskPart steps on a Windows 7 machine, as

  • the disk management UI in Windows 7 wouldn’t list “convert to MBR” (probably it shows this option only on non-removable media)
  • the DiskPart Windows XP doesn’t recognize GPT (should have been obvious to me, but still)


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