Portlock Leap Frog
Portlock Leap Frog will assist you in creating a bootable Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) for native Windows deployment with your Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. This means that the VHD can be used as the running operating system on designated hardware without a virtual machine or hypervisor. This provides an excellent way for end users who wish to utilize the VHD technology and setup a dual-boot environment with Windows XP and Windows Vista without having to 'Upgrade,' or repartition the hard disk.
Portlock Leap Frog has been developed and designed to provide end users the ability to utilize the new VHD features from Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 in one easy to use wizard. Portlock Leap Frog eliminates steps for VHD boot setup, such as the need to first boot the system from the Windows install DVD as well as tools such as the 'Disk Management' console and command prompt tools such as 'Diskpart' and 'BCDedit.'
This program will assist you in creating a bootable Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) for native Windows deployment with your Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 machines. This means that the VHD can be used as the running operating system on supported hardware without a virtual machine or hypervisor.
1. Create a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 bootable VHD
2. VHD Support - Attach, Detach, Compact, Resize, Create
3. ISO Support - Mount, Dismount, Burn, Verify
4. Boot Manager - Modify the Windows boot environment
Portlock Leap Frog Features"
1. Create Windows 7 VHD Boot
Create a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 bootable VHD to multi-boot with nearly any Windows OS.
2. Compact VHD
Compact a virtual disk to improve performance or to prepare a virtual disk for shrinking.
3. Boot Manager
Install/update Windows Boot Manager and setup a multi-boot environment with many VHDs.
4. Bootable CD
A bootable ISO file based upon WinPE 2.1 provides the ability to hard-boot a system and run Portlock Leap Frog.
5. Control Panel
Manage Portlock Leap Frog features from the Portlock icon, located in the Windows notification area.
6. Attach VHD
Attach a VHD to any of the supported client operating systems.
7. Resize VHD
Resize both "Dynamic" and "Fixed" VHDs.
8. Create VHD
Create a fixed or dynamic VHD.
9. Multilingual Support
Portlock Leap Frog supports displaying in English, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.
10. Mount ISO Image
Mount ISO files for the extraction of files and folders.
The following system requirements must be met in order to successfully create and manage a bootable Windows 7 VHD.
Platform support for installing to VHD (32-bit & 64-bit)
1. Windows 7 Ultimate/Enterprise
2. Windows Server 2008 R2
3. Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
Platforms that Portlock Leap Frog supports configuring a multi-boot environment with a Windows 7 VHD (32-bit & 64-bit)
1. Windows XP SP2/SP3. Note: Windows XP 64-bit Edition is not supported.
2. Windows Server 2003 SP2/R2
3. Windows Vista SP1/SP2
4. Windows 7 RC/RTM
5. Windows Server 2008 R2
6. Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
Note: Windows versions prior to Windows XP (95, 98, ME, NT, 2000) are NOT supported.
Microsoft Native (VHD) Boot Limitations
1. Only Windows 7 Ultimate/Enterprise and Windows Server 2008 R2 are supported VHD platforms for Windows install.
2. Bitlocker does NOT support Windows 7 when running from VHD.
3. Operating systems booted from a VHD do NOT support hibernation.
4. VHDs that have been compressed are NOT supported by native boot.
5. You can only attach a VHD that is located on an NTFS volume.
6. 2 TB (2048 GB) limit on VHD size.
7. Portlock Leap Frog does not support creating VHDs on a destination volume that is located on a Windows Dynamic Disk.
Portlock Leap Frog Limitations
1. Systems that dual-boot with Linux are not supported.
2. Windows XP 64-bit Edition is not supported.
3. 640x480 resolution is not supported.
Windows 7 Installation Media
For the installation of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Hyper-V Server 2008, Portlock Leap Frog provides three media installation types.
1. Install Windows 7 from DVD: Requires the Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 install DVD. This applies to .ISO images that have been burned to DVD as well.
2. Install Windows 7 from ISO Image: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 downloads are available from MSDN, TechNet or Software Assurance and are distributed in a .ISO format. Note: This requires access to either of these sites.
3. Install Windows 7 from WIM Image: By default the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 WIM image that is required for installation is called "install.wim." This file may be customized. However, customization is only recommended for advanced users.
Note: For additional WIM management features, try Portlock License Manager.
The license of this software is Freeware, you can free download and free use this system maintenance software.