Need to change the boot order for your Windows 7, Vista or XP Computer? By changing the boot order, you can force your computer to boot from a CD/DVD drive.
To change the boot sequence for a PC:
The first thing you have to do is restart your computer. You can enter the BIOS when you see a message such as “Press ESC to enter setup” or something similar.
Got to Advanced BIOS Features or Advanced Boot Options. In the above screenshot, it’s under Advanced BIOS Features. Use the arrow keys to navigate.
As you can see, there is a First, Second and Third Boot Device. Scroll down and use the arrow keys to change the device to HDD (hard drive), Floppy, CD ROM, or Network.
You could also have a BIOS that looks like this:
The instructions for changing the boot order are in the sidebar, but usually it requires pressing the + or – buttons to move items up and down in the order list. The first item in the list is what will be scanned first when booting. If boot media is not found, it will try the second device and so on.
Finally, go to Exit and make sure you choose Yes to the Save configuration changes and exit now? question.
That’s it! If you have any questions or can’t get into the BIOS on your computer, post a comment here and I will try to help!