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A layman's answer: Many computers will not automatically boot from CD-ROM even if an OS is installed in the drive and the BIOS has been set to do just that. When the computer boots, at the short black screen phase a script should appear at the top left saying "Please click/press any key to boot from CD" or something similar. If you don't, then it won't. Occasionally this script won't appear at all so you have to know to press a key anyway. I learned this by doing a clean install of three old computers at home to save them from the scrapheap (and me a lot of cash!).