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What is GPT

GPT stands for GUID Partition Table.
The widespread MBR partitioning scheme, dating from the early 1980s, imposed limitations which affect the use of modern hardware. Intel therefore developed a new partition-table format in the late 1990s as part of what eventually became UEFI. The GPT as of 2010 forms a subset of the UEFI specification.
To use GPT for partition, the system has to meet the following requirement.
Hardware:
New motherboard with UEFI support.
Software:
Linux has native support for it.
Windows 2008, Windows 7, only 64bit support it.

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