MBP won't boot from CD

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Not sure why when I hold the option key the MBP won't give me the option to boot from the Windows 8.1 CD inside the attached super drive. Any ideas?
 

Europa

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#2
Try connecting the SuperDrive to the other USB port.
 

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Genius
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#3
I did that, no joy :( I know the cd works cause I used it with my 2013 MBP.
 

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#5
Solved my problem by installing windows 8.1 from a usb drive instead of the DVD. Odd that I had to do that since I was able to use the super drive with my MBPr 2013 and I was able to install software on the MBPr 2015 after windows installed.
 
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#6
Solved my problem by installing windows 8.1 from a usb drive instead of the DVD. Odd that I had to do that since I was able to use the super drive with my MBPr 2013 and I was able to install software on the MBPr 2015 after windows installed.
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