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How to make a bootable CD

Computer CD-ROMCreating a bootable CD enables users to have a CD that can be inserted into any El Torito compatible computer and is automatically ran as the computer starts. This is useful for creating CDs that can be used to do such things as diagnose a computer, restore a computer's configuration, start the installation of a program or operating system,  or setup or update hardware.

Use CD recording software boot feature

One of the easiest methods for creating a simple bootable CD is to use the CD recording software program you use to create CDs. Today, many of these programs have a feature already built into them that enables users to create a bootable CD.

Advanced users or users who want more options

For more advanced users or users who want to manually create a bootable CD, we suggest visiting the links below for more information.

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