How to make a bootable CD

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

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. Making a bootable CD can help 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 link below for more information.

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