Boot Camp: How to boot from CD again AFTER Windows is installed?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by tolive, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. tolive macrumors member

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    I'm just wondering, if there is any way that I can make my MBP boot from a CD/DVD again after the Windows is installed? I insert a Windows XP/Vista CD/DVD into the DVD slot, reboot the MBP and hold the Option key, this way I can selet to boot from CD/DVD, but then the message shows up: to boot from the CD, press any key... But there is no way to press any key at that time.

    No way to bypass that message or mimic a key pressing?
     
  2. twoodcc macrumors P6

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  3. tolive thread starter macrumors member

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    Nice! it works.
    I currently have Windows XP installed on the Boot Camp partition, and I got Vista Upgrade version only, I guess I can try to install a fresh copy of Vista this way. I'll try tomorrow.

     
  4. tolive thread starter macrumors member

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    One more thing left uncertain: If I boot from the Vista Upgrade DVD this way, will it recognize the Windows XP installed on the Boot Camp partition? if it does, then I suppose I can format the Boot Camp partition again and install a fresh copy of Vista, right?

     
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    yeah it should see it. but just make sure that you know which parition is which, so you don't mess up the wrong one.
     

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