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GPT and type of partitions

Hi,

Now a days, almost computer systems have GPT partition.

Previously computer systems were mostly based on MBR and with MBR we used to create primary, extended, secondary or logical partitions.

What about these partitions (primary, extended, secondary or logical partitions) with GPT?

Do they have any meaning with GPT?

Please elaborate.

With Regards
NndnG

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Castorix31 answered

You can see the differences in MSDN articles, like : Partition type mapping and partition attributes
( with :
For more information about partition types, see:
GPT partition types
MBR partition types

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XiaoweiHe-MSFT answered

Hi,

MBR partition tables can have a maximum of 4 primary partitions or 3 primary partitions + 1 logic partition.

GTP partition table can have a maximum of 128 primary partitions.

For more information about the difference between GPT and MBR, you may refer to the following article:

https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/mbr-vs-gpt-whats-the-difference-between-an-mbr-partition-and-a-gpt-partition-solved/

(Please note: Information posted in the given link is hosted by a third party. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy and effectiveness of information.)


Thanks for your time!
Best Regards,
Anne


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