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Dual-booting: Portlock SMART Suite + Windows

Date published: November 20, 2008

Portlock Boot Manager is located on Portlock SMART Suite’s 'Repair' tab. Portlock SMART Suite includes Portlock Boot Manager – a utility that enables users to easily add Portlock SMART Suite as one of the boot options for a system that already has Windows Vista, Windows XP or Windows Server 2003/2008 installed.

Portlock Boot Manager is located on Portlock SMART Suite’s "Repair" tab. Open the dual-boot wizard by selecting an option on Portlock Boot Manager's Boot menu.

Portlock Boot Manager

Once the wizard loads, specify the location of the Portlock SMART Suite ISO image file or the physical Portlock SMART Suite CD-ROM.

Portlock Boot Manager

The wizard will then ask you where you wish to install the boot manager files. A recommended drive letter and path is given, but you may change this as you see fit.

The creation of your Windows and Portlock SMART Suite dual-booting system will begin. Please report any errors or issues with the creation process to support@portlock.com.

Portlock Boot Manager

After the process completes, you may reboot the system. Upon boot up you should see the following boot menu. You now have the option of booting into Windows or into Portlock SMART Suite. You no longer need a hard copy of the Portlock SMART Suite CD.

Portlock Boot Manager