|Put the CD in the tray, hold down the left Shift key on the PC's keyboard and then close the tray.|
Wait until all hourglasses go away and the CD light stops blinking before letting go of the depressed Left Shift key.
This will prevent autorun of the application that is on that CD that you don't want to run or install anyways.
Then hold down the MS Windows key and hit the letter "e" on the keyboard to launch Windows Explorer (or any other way you prefer to launch it).
Then you can navigate the CD's contents and do as you like with the data upon it.