How to set Windows 8 Boot from CD

Abstract of this article:

In this article will discuss about how to set Windows 8 to boot from CD/DVD-ROM in different computers for various reasons.

Note:

The details to set Windows 8 to boot from CD/DVD-ROM may be a little different on different computers, but the main steps are similar.

  •  Create a bootable cd disk.
  • Get into your computer Boot Menu.
  •  Set Windows 8 to boot from the CD/DVD-ROM.

Here will take Asus computer for example to show the details to set windows 8 to boot from CD:

Step 1: Create a bootable CD/DVD-ROM

  •  If you forgot Windows 8 password and want to reset it, create a bootable CD disk with a Windows password reset program, such as Vodusoft Windows password reset special program.
  • If you want to reinstall/install Windows 8 system on your computer with a CD/DVD-ROM, use “uiso9_cn.exe” program to upload Windows 8 setup package into your USB device.

Step 2: Get into the computer Boot Menu

  • Insert the bootable CD/DVD into your computer.

Tips:

On different computers, the BIOS Entry Key or Boot Menu Keys are different, you can refer to the keys table at the end of this article.

Step 3: Set Windows 8 computer to boot from CD/DVD

(1) Press BIOS Entry Key and get into BIOS setting.

  • When the BIOS screen appears, press ◄ ► key to move to the Boot Menu.

move to the boot menu

  •  Press ↓↑ or +/- to select the CD/DVD-ROM and set it to the first boot list.
  • Press F10 to save and exit, press Enter to continue.

(2) Press Boot Menu key and set up Boot Menu.

  • When the Boot Menu gets up, press ↓↑ or +/- key to select CD/DVD, and set to first boot option.

select usb bootable device

  • Press Enter to save the settings.

Note:

If you get to the windows logon screen, it means that the windows 8 computer failed to boot from CD.

 

BIOS Entry Key table:

BIOS Entry Key table

 

Boot Menu Key table