Ok well I'm not in this situation, but im ready to install linux. typing this from Linux mint 14 mate right now and I want to install it. I currently have windows 8, if I just install it over it from the mint installer will everything work good? Theres one thing I want to know tho, how would i completely delete EVERYTHING and start from scratch with just a windows iso? I'l be using windows 7 if I ever decide to go back to Windows just because its better than windows 8 I think. But how do I do it? Delete EVERYTHING linux related, and start from scratch installing windows 7. from step 1 I have blank cds and a usb stick I can use.