Acer XC600 - how to boot from CD

Acer XC600

Even if you select CD/DVD drive as your first boot device, Acer XC600 will simply ignore this and boot from the internal hard drive. To boot from CD or USB drive on Acer XC600 and similar Windows 8 machines you need to make 2 additional changes in BIOS.


1.  Authentication > Secure Boot > set to Disabled.

Acer BIOS - Authentication > Secure Boot

2. Boot Option > Launch CSM > Set to Always.

Acer BIOS - Boot Option > Launch CSM

Now PC should try to boot from all devices in Boot Priority Order.


Luke Marvelly
# Luke Marvelly 2015-03-24 00:48
I've done as you're suggested above but I canstill only get the hard drive on the boot menu it won't give me another option. Can I somehow change the bios by installing a different on or something?
# nisar 2015-01-31 05:58
boot options i don't see launch csm?

please help!!!
Chris citra tech
# Chris citra tech 2014-12-23 07:56
Thanks it working
Don Latham
# Don Latham 2014-10-02 23:20
Help! UEFI is GONE from my boot list; only ubuntu and hardware devices left. Can't get back to WIN8!
Got Help?
+1 # Moe 2014-03-17 10:21
Thanxxxx :))
# Andy 2013-11-16 02:56
Perfekt....Than ks


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