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If you are wondering how to change the boot priority order, you need to get into the BIOS. To do this you need to restart your computer and during the first few seconds of boot up, before the logo for your computer comes up, you need to press one the of function keys. Depending on the make of your computer it can range from f2 to f8. If you look carefully, on the bottom of the screen during boot up it should say something like "for setup press f2" or something. Or you can google the make of your computer and BIOS to find out which key. Once there its just like a settings screen and there should be an options for boot priority. You can usually change it from hard drive to external or optical. Hope this helps.

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