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I have a physical 2008 R2 server with a GPT OS volume. I am trying to get the server converted to ESXi.

I understand that vCenter Converter will not convert/detect GPT Disks.

The question is, does anyone know how I can get my system on to MBR disks. I have tried turning off UEFI and repairing windows, but that isnt working. I have also tried doing a repair from a bare metal windows system backup, but it wont restore unless its uefi/gpt.

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While I normally hate just linking to existing documentation for this kind of question the author of 'GPT fdisk' has documented how to do this HERE under the section "Converting from GPT to MBR" and deserves to be directly attributed.

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Thank you. I will give it a shot. –  vonsch Sep 13 '11 at 17:51

Acronis have a product called disk director which can convert Mbr to Gpt and vise versa

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