Windows 8.1 How-to Startup System from CD/DVD Easy Guide

September 25th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Windows 8.1 Booting System from CD/DVD

The Guide Shows You Step-by-Step How Disabling Secure Boot and Startup System from CD/DVD Installation Media on Windows 8.1 32-64bit.

But if You are riding Windows 8.0 Instead Follow the Linked Guide!

To Make the Entire Process Easier to Visualize and Retain the Post Includes the Basic Screenshots of the Essentials Steps Involved.

The Content and Details of Windows 8.1 How-to Disable Secure Boot for Linux Installation Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands and Make the Tutorial Easier to Read and Digest ;)

Windows 8.1 Disable Secure Boot for Linux Installation - Featured
  1. Move Cursor to Low-Right Corner > Select Settings

    Windows 8 Disable Secure Boot for Linux Installation - Windows 8 Settings

  2. Then Select “Change PC Setting”

    Windows 8 Disable Secure Boot for Linux Installation - Change PC Settings

  3. Search “boot” >> Change Advanced Startup Options

    Windows 8 Disable Secure Boot for Linux Installation - Windows 8 Pc Settings

  4. Advanced Start-Up > Restart Now

    Windows 8 Disable Secure Boot for Linux Installation - Windows 8 Settings General Advanced StartUp

  5. Select TroubleshootWindows 8 Disable Secure Boot for Linux Installation - Windows 8 Settings Troubleshoot
  6. Click on Advanced Options

    Windows 8 Disable Secure Boot for Linux Installation - Windows 8 Disable Secure Boot for Linux Installation - Windows 8 Advanced Options
    If Windows Start with the Repair Process then Go Back and Try Again!

  7. Choose “Startup Settings”

    Windows 8.1 How-to Boot from CD/DVD - Startup Settings

    If You have instead the UEFI Entry follow Instead this Guide:

    Win 8.1 How-to Disable UEFI Secure Boot and Boot from CD/DVD:

    Win8.1 CD/DVD Booting Setup
  8. Confirm for Restart

    Windows 8.1 How-to Boot from CD/DVD - Confirm for System Restart

  9. On System Startup wait until First Screen and Hit “Cancel” or F2 to Enter Bios

  10. Select the Advanced or the Authentication Tab
    And Disable the Secure Boot (If any…)

    Windows 8 Disable Secure Boot for Linux Installation - Windows 8 Uefi Firmware Re-Boot

  11. Then Select the Boot Options Tab
    With the Right-Arrow

    • Set 1St Boot Device = CDROM or DVD with the “+” Keystroke
    • Disable All Boot Options on Bottom But Enable “Boot Menu” (If any…)
    • Launch CSM = Always (If any…)

    Windows 8.1 How-to Boot from CD/DVD - Move CD Entry to the Top

    F10 or Select the Exit Tab to Save and Boot

    Windows 8.1 How-to Boot from CD/DVD - Save Settings

    If Do Not Boot directly from CD/DVD try to Reboot.

  12. If Do Not Works Follow this Troubleshooting:

    Windows 8 Boot from CDRom

    After You Should be Finally Free to Evade from Win 8.1 and Booting on Linux! :)

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