|Can the old computer boot from the CD drive?|
When the computer starts, pay close attention to the initial screen for the key used to access the BIOS (Setup).
Some of the keys used to grant access to the BIOS set up menu are: F1, F2, F10 or DEL
If, for example, the key is F2, press the key until the BIOS screen shows up.
Go to the Boot tab (or something similar), and make the appropriate changes to boot from CD. Make the CD drive #1 in the boot order.
Save the changes!!
Before exiting the BIOS, insert the CD in the appropriate drive.
Exit the BIOS.