Can't boot on CD

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    Can't boot on CD

    On a newish dell laptop that came with win10 on it, and trying to boot to a CD, when I tap, tap f12 there are only two options on usb, and no mention of CD. I go to f2 and see that the Boot section is all locked. Suggestions please.
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  2. Samuria's Avatar
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    windows 10

    Is the cd actually bootable how did you create the cd is it from media creation tool
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  3. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Windows 11 Pro

    Your newish laptop is probably set to boot only from UEFI sources. The CD you are trying to boot from may not be UEFI compatible and you may need to turn off Secure Boot, and enable CSM (or maybe called legacy BIOS) mode.
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  4. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    If you bought the PC it`s yours to unlock. You need to go into the Bios and disable Secure boot.

    What are you trying to boot to that is on a CD ?

    Some Linux distro ?
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  5. SIW2's Avatar
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    trying to install win10

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    How to Enable Boot from CD or DVD Option with UEFI Boot Mode Enabled
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