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Windows 8 Boots from CD Drive| How to Make It

On reading the title, you may be wondering when it is necessary to boot a computer from CD drive. Actually, when you forget the password to your PC and can not access it, you have to learn how to set it start from a CD drive so as to reset its code. Therefore, this article will illustrate the clear and detailed steps of booting Windows 8 from CD drive in the following paragraphs for your guidance.

Steps to boot Windows 8 from CD drive:

Step 1: Create a CD password reset drive to the Windows 8 computer. Please refer to the procedures below.

1. Download iSunshare Windows Password Genius Advanced in the following link, and install it in another available computer.

http://www.isunshare.com/windows-password/windows-password-recovery-advanced-guide.html

Note: If you do not download a helpful and powerful password reset software, you are not able to create a CD code reset drive which assists you to recreate a new password to your inaccessible PC. Moreover, the iSunshare Windows Password Genius is one of the useful tools to help you solve the problem.

2. Select the CD/DVD button in the interface which automatically appears after the program’s successful setup.

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3. Insert a bootable CD drive to the available computer and click Begin burning option.

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4. Click OK after burning successfully, and then eject the CD drive.

Step 2: Boot the computer from the CD drive according to the processes below.

1. Power on your locked computer, and then immediately and continuously press the BIOS key of your computer brand on the keyboard until the BIOS Setup Utility screen turns up. For example, if your computer brand is Lenovo, press F2 or Delete key. As to the BIOS keys of other brands, please refer to the following form.

BIOS Key

Mainboard Vendor Laptop Desktop
   Brand  Boot Keys Brand Boot Keys Brand Boot Keys
Asus F2,DEL Lenovo F2 Lenovo F2
Gigabyte F12 Acer DEL, F1 HP F10, F1
MSI F11 Asus DEL Acer DEL, F1
Biostar F9 HP F10 Dell F2, Fn+F1
Soyo ESC or F12 Thinkpad F1 Hasee F12
Colorful ESC or F11 Dell F2 Asus F8
Asrock F11 Hasee F12 Founder F12
Onda F11 Toshiba F1, ESC, F2 Tsinghua Tongfang F12
UNIKA ESC Samsung F12 Haier F12
ASL F10 IBM F12 Benq F8
Intel F12 Fujitsu F2
Foxconn ESC or F12 Haier F12
Gamen F11 or F12 Founder F12
Topstar F11 or F12 Tsinghua Tongfang F12
Yeston F8 MSI F11
CTHIM F12 Benq F9
Jetway ESC Gigabyte F12
Elite ESC or F11 Gateway F1,F2
Maxsun ESC eMachines F12
Sony ESC

2. Choose Boot by left arrow key (→) and CD-ROM Drive by down arrow key (↓). If CD-ROM Drive is not at the first line, use plus key (+) to move it to the first order.

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3. Press F10 to save the changes, and hit Enter to exit.

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Step 3: Use the CD drive to reset a password to the computer and reboot it. Please make reference to the following sub steps.

1. Select the Windows 8 system and the user name, click Reset Password button, and recreate a new password as the program prompts.

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2. Choose Reboot option, then click Yes to eject the CD password reset drive and restart your computer, as it is shown in the picture below.

eject-cd-password-reset-disk-and-click-reboot

By following the above steps, you are able to set a Windows 8 computer to boot from a CD drive in a quick and convenient way. So with the help of powerful password reset softwares, you don’t have to worry about forgetting the password to your computer any more.

 

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