I originally installed Windows 7 on my computer. I am planning to replace it with Fedora. Later, how would I uninstall Windows 7? I read many threads, and am actually still confused as to what's the proper way to do it. For example, here http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/266305-32-erase-unwanted-partition the guy says
You must NOT Delete the first Partition that you want to clear out. Doing that risks damage to the HDD's Partition Table. BUT you CAN Format a Partition, which is NOT the same a Deleting the Partition.
So what am I supposed to do (I need to delete it to create free space right?) What happens if I delete a partition before formatting (and what if it has an operating system in it)? I actually deleted a partition with Ubuntu a long time ago without formatting it, and have had no problems. But I wanted to know what's the "right way" to delete a partition, and also if possible the "right way" to delete a partition with an OS on it.