How to Boot a MacBook Pro From a CD

The MacBook Pro is Apple’s high-end laptop. As with all Apple computers, users can boot a MacBook Pro from a CD. You may need to boot your Mac from a CD in order to perform maintenance and repairs on the hard drive. A bootable CD is one that contains an operating system or a version of an operating system, so that the computer can start up. Apple ships all MacBook Pros with a bootable installation CD. In addition, many third-party computer repair programs come with a bootable CD.

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Power off your MacBook Pro by going to the “Apple” menu, selecting “Shut Down” and pressing the “Shut Down” button.

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Restart the MacBook Pro by pressing the power button. Hold down the “C” key while you start up the computer and keep it pressed.

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Release the “C” key when the startup screen appears.