[SOLVED] I moved my windows from my SSD to my NVMe using AOMEI and now my NVMe is 2 seperate drives

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I used a program callled AOMEI to move my windows data onto my NVMe SSD. It copied the exact amount of GB (237GB) from my old SSD, and created a separate drive for the windows using only 237 GB. I want it to all be 1 Drive not separate. My NVMe has 1TB and its now separated 237GB C: /715GB N: . Why did this happen and how can I fix it? Thanks.
 

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The other method would be to DELETE the two rightmost partitions.
504MB and 715.39GB.
Then, Extend the C partition into the now blank space.

But...you also needed to verify the system actually boots from only the new drive.
Meaning the 250GB Disk 1 shouldn't be in there at all.. That step is outlined above.

So just redo it, exactly as I listed.
 
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I used a program callled AOMEI to move my windows data onto my NVMe SSD. It copied the exact amount of GB (237GB) from my old SSD, and created a separate drive for the windows using only 237 GB. I want it to all be 1 Drive not separate. My NVMe has 1TB and its now separated 237GB C: /715GB N: . Why did this happen and how can I fix it? Thanks.
Please show us a screencap of your Disk Management window.
(upload your pic to imgur.com, post the link here)

And this could have been avoided with a better tool and procedures.
 

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that's interesting. you will need to use 3rd party software to merge that n partition to the c: drive.

since they are separated by the small recovery partition, disk management won't do it.

frankly i'd redo the clone with better software since it looks like they are the same for now. would save a lot of time and potential future issues if any other weirdness was introduced during the clone.

this is a good choice for reliable cloning

https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

this will clear the drive 100%, start over and leave all that free space as a single drive like you want.
 

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that's interesting. you will need to use 3rd party software to merge that n partition to the c: drive.

since they are separated by the small recovery partition, disk management won't do it.

frankly i'd redo the clone with better software since it looks like they are the same for now. would save a lot of time and potential future issues if any other weirdness was introduced during the clone.
So what can I do sir? step by step process is appreciated lol thanks.
 

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So what can I do sir? step by step process is appreciated lol thanks.
Pay attention to the middle part...

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Specific steps for a successful clone operation:
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Verify the actual used space on the current drive is significantly below the size of the new SSD
Both drives must be the same partitioning scheme, either MBR or GPT
Download and install Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration, if a Samsung target SSD)
If you are cloning from a SATA drive to PCIe/NVMe, you may need to install the relevant driver for this new NVMe/PCIe drive.
Power off
Disconnect ALL drives except the current C and the new SSD
Power up

Verify the system boots with ONLY the current "C drive" connected.
If not, we have to fix that first.

Run the Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration)
Select ALL the partitions on the existing C drive

[Ignore this section if using the SDM. It does this automatically]
If you are going from a smaller drive to a larger, by default, the target partition size will be the same as the Source. You probably don't want that
You can manipulate the size of the partitions on the target (larger)drive
Click on "Cloned Partition Properties", and you can specify the resulting partition size, to even include the whole thing
[/end ignore]

Click the 'Clone' button
Wait until it is done
When it finishes, power off
Disconnect ALL drives except for the new SSD. This is not optional.
This is to allow the system to try to boot from ONLY the SSD


(swapping cables is irrelevant with NVMe drives, but DO disconnect the old drive for this next part)
Swap the SATA cables around so that the new drive is connected to the same SATA port as the old drive
Power up, and verify the BIOS boot order
If good, continue the power up

It should boot from the new drive, just like the old drive.
Maybe reboot a time or two, just to make sure.

If it works, and it should, all is good.

Later, reconnect the old drive and wipe all partitions on it.
This will probably require the commandline diskpart function, and the clean command.

Ask questions if anything is unclear.
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Pay attention to the middle part...

-----------------------------
Specific steps for a successful clone operation:
-----------------------------
Verify the actual used space on the current drive is significantly below the size of the new SSD
Both drives must be the same partitioning scheme, either MBR or GPT
Download and install Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration, if a Samsung target SSD)
If you are cloning from a SATA drive to PCIe/NVMe, you may need to install the relevant driver for this new NVMe/PCIe drive.
Power off
Disconnect ALL drives except the current C and the new SSD
Power up

Verify the system boots with ONLY the current "C drive" connected.
If not, we have to fix that first.

Run the Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration)
Select ALL the partitions on the existing C drive

[Ignore this section if using the SDM. It does this automatically]
If you are going from a smaller drive to a larger, by default, the target partition size will be the same as the Source. You probably don't want that
You can manipulate the size of the partitions on the target (larger)drive
Click on "Cloned Partition Properties", and you can specify the resulting partition size, to even include the whole thing
[/end ignore]

Click the 'Clone' button
Wait until it is done
When it finishes, power off
Disconnect ALL drives except for the new SSD. This is not optional.
This is to allow the system to try to boot from ONLY the SSD


(swapping cables is irrelevant with NVMe drives, but DO disconnect the old drive for this next part)
Swap the SATA cables around so that the new drive is connected to the same SATA port as the old drive
Power up, and verify the BIOS boot order
If good, continue the power up

It should boot from the new drive, just like the old drive.
Maybe reboot a time or two, just to make sure.

If it works, and it should, all is good.

Later, reconnect the old drive and wipe all partitions on it.
This will probably require the commandline diskpart function, and the clean command.

Ask questions if anything is unclear.
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thanks i was looking for this knowing you'd posted it before :)
 

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The other method would be to DELETE the two rightmost partitions.
504MB and 715.39GB.
Then, Extend the C partition into the now blank space.

But...you also needed to verify the system actually boots from only the new drive.
Meaning the 250GB Disk 1 shouldn't be in there at all.. That step is outlined above.

So just redo it, exactly as I listed.
 
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DorianNeedsHelp

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The other method would be to DELETE the two rightmost partitions.
504MB and 715.39GB.
Then, Extend the C partition into the now blank space.

But...you also needed to verify the system actually boots from only the new drive.
Meaning the 250GB Disk 1 shouldn't be in there at all.. That step is outlined above.

So just redo it, exactly as I listed.
Thank you bro. Literally all I needed to do was delete that "504 MB" thing, then I used a program called "MiniTool Partition Wizard" to merge the "C:" to my "N:" drive. The 504mb was the problem. Thanks for the ultra fast responses guys. Have a good night. :)
 

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