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Windows 7: Change Boot Sequence

22 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit Build 7600
 
 
Change Boot Sequence

I have Windows 7. I want to boot from CD instead of HD.

I go to System Boot Sequence. It shows:

1. Onboard SATA HD
2. Onboard USB or CD-Rom Drive
3. USB device (Not Present)

I can select a device using the up and down arrows. But How do I change the sequence. I have tried + and - and nearly everything mentioned. But I cant get the CD-Rom Drive to be number 1.

I must be missing something. Can you help me?

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22 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Jay, I have a Dell 620 and if I remember well you have to use the keys U and D for Up and Down respectively
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22 Feb 2010   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jayrwv View Post
I have Windows 7. I want to boot from CD instead of HD.

I go to System Boot Sequence. It shows:

1. Onboard SATA HD
2. Onboard USB or CD-Rom Drive
3. USB device (Not Present)

I can select a device using the up and down arrows. But How do I change the sequence. I have tried + and - and nearly everything mentioned. But I cant get the CD-Rom Drive to be number 1.

I must be missing something. Can you help me?
thing else.


BTW you know you can just tap the c, and d key while booting and it will boot from cd

Ken
Ok so you highlight #2 the CD drive and put a check next to it. thats all you need do. why do you want to need ti di some
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22 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit Build 7600
 
 

WallyinNC - I can use the Up and Down arrow keys to move to the drive I want to boot from. But I do not know how to make the Change, ie from HD boot to CD boot.

I want to boot from my Windows Repair Disk.
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22 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit Build 7600
 
 

ZIGZAG - How to put the CHECK is the question?
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22 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I'm not quite sure what you're asking. Are you referring to the popup menu?

Check in your BIOS and set the boot sequence as you like.
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22 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Jay, the manual for your computer says you have to use the + and - keys to move the devices up and down the boot sequence: Documentation
Have you followed the instructions as in that manual? If so and it is not working it might be a case to contact Dell directly.
Here the instructions:

Changing Boot Sequence for Future Boots

Enter system setup.

Use the arrow keys to highlight the Boot Sequence menu option and press <Enter> to access the menu.

NOTE: Write down your current boot sequence in case you want to restore it.
Press the up- and down-arrow keys to move through the list of devices.

Press the spacebar to enable or disable a device (enabled devices have a checkmark).

Press plus (+) or minus (–) to move a selected device up or down the list.
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22 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit Build 7600
 
 

Jonathon - I have gone to my BIOS. I am in the Boot Sequence. My question is HOW do I change the boot sequence to make the CD be the first in the sequence. I can't seem to make the CD to be number 1.
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22 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit Build 7600
 
 

Thanks WallyinNC - I appreciate your help very much.
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22 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Use the arrow keys to highlight the CD drive. Then press the + key until it is at the top. Make sure there is a check box beside it. If there is not, press the space bar.
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