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How to boot from CD
Posted by Andre V. on 02 April 2011 10:26 PM

How to Get Your PC to Boot from CD/DVD/Blu-Ray:
(In layman terms: how to get your computer to boot from your CD instead of your hard drive)

 

FIRST STEP:

Insert your CD into your computer.


FIRST STEP:

As soon as you restart or turn on your PC (yes, with the CD still inside)...

Keep pressing DELETE key every 1 sec until you enter BIOS.

(If nothing happens — then it's likely F2 key. If it's not that, then try F10.)

 

Ok, now here's how to setup your BIOS settings to boot from CD (To boot from USB, click here)...

 

STEP 1: Choose the "Boot" option. It's also called "Advanced BIOS Features". Or "Bios Features Setup".

STEP 2: Look for something called "Boot Device Priority". Or "First Boot Device". Or "Boot Sequence".

STEP 3: Choose "CDROM" or "CD" or "CD/DVD" as the 1st Boot Device. (1st in order.)

STEP 4: Choose "HARD DRIVE" or "C" or "HDD" or "Windows Boot Manager" as the 2nd Boot Device. (2nd in order.)

STEP 5: Exit BIOS, and choose "Yes" when it asks you to save settings.

NOTE: If your PC came with Windows 8, then you'll also have to do these extra 2 steps:

STEP 6: Boot > Launch CSM > Enable. Or if this option isn't available, then change "UEFI Boot" to "CSM Boot". (NOTE: You'll have to reverse this action if want to launch Windows 8, 10 again).

STEP 7: Security > Secure Boot Menu > Secure Boot Control: Disable. (NOTE: You'll have to reverse this action if want to launch Windows 8, 10 again).

 

That's it! PC will now automatically boot from the CD.

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