Boot from a different device (for non-Mac computers)

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You can boot up the laptop from a USB or DVD/CD drive instead of its Hard Drive if there's a pre-existed WindowsOS in the hard drive. Here's how.

Method 1. Change the boot order in BIOS
1. Reboot your computer and look for the "BIOS" or "Setup" key.

2. The correct key to be pressed will be displayed together with the computer manufacturer's logo screen when the computer first starts up (Pay close attention when you turn on the laptop because the message disappears very fast. It's very possible to be displayed on the lower-left corner of the screen) The key to use is varied, depending on the different manufacturers. Common keys include F1, F2 or Delete.

3. Press the key as instructed. You will enter the BIOS menu.

3. Find the "Boot Order" submenu and change the boot order to move CD or USB above the hard drive (The way to change the boot order may be different. Some use the arrow keys to move up and down and some use F5 and F6 keys to move the order. Please follow manufacture's instructions on the screen.)

Method 2. One time change on the booting media
Some laptop manufacture may provide the one-time boot option. Here's how to do the one-time boot from different media.
1. Reboot your computer and look for a message similar to "boot device"

2. The correct key to be pressed will be displayed under the computer manufacturer's logo screen when the computer first starts up (Pay close attention when you turn on the laptop because the message disappears very fast. It's very possible to be displayed right below the manufacture logo) The key to use is varied, depending on the different manufacturers. Common keys include F9, F10, or F11.

3. Press the key as instructed and select the boot media you'd like to use.


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