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Asus UEFI/BIOS options - How to boot from DVD?

I have purchased a new Asus Zenbook Prime (UX31A) with Windows 8 preinstalled. To prepare a clean install without any bloatware I wanted to create an image of the whole SSD, because it seems there is no application to create some Recovery DVDs because there exists a complete recovery partition.

To create an image I have a connected an external CD drive to boot a Live CD, however there is no way to actually boot from it (maybe UEFI prevents this?).

What do you suggest - how should I boot from my CD to create an image?

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marked as duplicate by Karan, Canadian Luke, Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, Simon Sheehan, HackToHell Dec 29 '12 at 4:54

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Are you sure there isn't a recovery media creator? There should be an AI Recovery application that will allow you to create media. –  ernie Dec 28 '12 at 18:46
    
@ernie: No there is none - I was surprised, too. –  Christian Ivicevic Dec 28 '12 at 18:50
    
@Karan: Your second link helped me, I will post an answer! –  Christian Ivicevic Dec 28 '12 at 18:50

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With Karan's link to my question I was able to boot from CD. First in the Setup I have disabled Security > Secure Boot Control, I have disabled Boot > Fast Boot and enabled Boot > Launch CSM for legacy support. Now it boots from CD!

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