Thanks. The Rescue Discs (3) were much better than I expected. They allowed formatting and partitioning. In fact the only downside was that they also installed about 10 other programs. There was no option to just install Windows. Of course the other programs were all out of date.
It seems pointless to put these other programs on the Rescue Discs, and not give an option to just install Windows, and perhaps the sound and video drivers. My neighbour bought the computer a couple of years ago, when XP first came out. Even if he needs to reinstall in another couple of years time, these 10 programs will still be installing themselves, and they will be even more out of date by then.
Still as I said that was the only downside. The Windows installation was fine.