Booting into Recovery Environment. WTH?

We can call this:  Boot to CD, or Boot to USB.

In the "old days", this was simple:
You insert the CD and you press a key during boot, and voila!

Nowadays, it isn't simple:
Words like Legacy Boot and Secure Boot Mode come to mind.
In fact, it has become a pain.

I support many PCs and I need to boot the into RE.
Can you provide any general guidelines to make this once-simple process simple again?




Different bios settings can

Different bios settings can make this a pain. I would refer to your BIOS docuemntation for simplifying this step.


Josh, Thanks for your


Thanks for your observation that this can be a "pain" (it sure can be) and your suggestion to check my "BIOS documentation".

I support 30 different computers - hence my request for general guidelines.

Since posting this, I found a related article on How-to-Geek:

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