|"your tell telling me that I would have to have another os prior to installing windows 2000"|
Only if you have an Upgrade CD. Obviously you don't have a CD...yet.
"I also would like to know the steps that have to be taken to burn a cd I'/ve been trying to no avail"
If you're doing what I think you're doing, you have an ISO file. All you have to do is fire up ImgBurn & follow this steps:
1. What would you like to do?
Click "Write image file to disc":
2. Please select a file...
Click the "browse for a file..." icon & find your ISO:
3. Make sure the destination drive is correct, select a write speed, then click the green arrow to Burn!