Go into your bios and set the boot order to boot to the CD-ROM first. Insert either the Windows 2000 or Windows XP CD-ROM. (Whichever you prefer.) Reboot the machine. When you are prompted to “press any key to boot from CD-ROM”, press any key. You don’t need to worry about whether your hard drive has been freshly formatted as you can create/remove partitions and format as needed from Windows 2000/XP setup.