I recently bought a 250GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD for my laptop, and used AOMEI Partition Assistant to clone my previous hard drive. One completed, I physically replaced swapped out the two drives, booted up and everything worked fine (expect much faster of course!).
However, upon opening up a "This PC" window, I discovered that there was only the C: partition, as you can see here.
Here is what my "Disk Management" screen looks like:
Now I don't really mind that they're gone, since it was just Recovery and HP_Tools, but I'm a bit worried about SYSTEM.
I would like to know:
- Are they actually there and just hidden? If so how do I find them?
- Is there a reduction in features/performance? Because I read here that without the SYSTEM partition the computer can't even boot.
- Did I even need them anyway?
- Did AOMEI Partition Assistant combine all of the data of the other partitions into the one 600MB NTFS partition?