I have have never used AEOMI Partition Assistant, free or otherwise. I have had a good experiences with a free version of MiniTool Partition Wizard, available on the web. Recommended.
For example, a while back when Windows Update left one of my systems with TWO recovery partitions after an update, leaving a useless, space-hogging old version of Windows Recovery, I used MiniTool Partition Wizard Free to rearrange five partitions to a normal, four-partiton layout, and had no problems.. It relocated and resized existing partitions, preserving original contents without requirng a restore from a backup image. But then again, I didn't try to create bootable versions of anything with a partition management tool. For that task, Reflect is usually quite good at merging itself with code from WindowsRE or Windows PE to create bootable Rescue Media.
Had I been creating a new (replacement) disk instead of rearranging/resizing partitions on an existing disk, I certainly would have used Reflect 8's more than adequate tools (suggested by Joe Allen from Support earlier in this topic) to manage partition layout prior while restoring from a backup image. (Also Recommended)
L.W. (Dan) Danz, Overland Park KS Reflect v8.1.7638+ on Windows 11 Home 23H2 22631.2715+
Reflect v8.1.7638+ on Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3570+
Reflect v8.1.7638+ on Windows 10 Home 22H2 19045.3570+