Can I deploy a UEFI\GPT to a Legacy BIOS\MBR computer?

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Article ID: 221116

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Products

Client Management Suite

Issue/Introduction

Windows reboot to production results in Invalid Partition table after deployment of UEFI\GPT image o Legacy BIOS\MBR based system

Cause

Deploying GPT based imaged is not supported. UEFI based systems require drives to contain EFI partition and drive be converted to GPT

Environment

All

Resolution

Create a legacy BIOS\MBR based image to deploy to systems requiring Master Boot Record ( MBR ) format. These images can be deployed to UEFI\GPT based systems. The -sure parameter will answer yes to Question (1873): The source is MBR and was captured on a BIOS system. the destination system appears to be UEFI, Convert Destination disk to GPT? [Yes] | [No]  Select Yes to convert