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On 01/15/2012 09:28 AM, Tom wrote:
Hi :)
I think the Ubuntu&  Mint defaults are to set-up a dual-boot although it
does tend to put Windows lower on the boot-menu.  I am not sure what Debian
does.  Jic anyone is reading this thread in the future the answer to "Format
C:\ " would result in a completely empty "drive" (really a partition) and no
Windows on the system.  VERY  clean!! lol.  Roughly equivalent to cleaning a
table by burning the whole table in the garden.  lol
Regards from
Tom :)
The boot order is determined by grub automatically the order is normally the last Linux distro installed, any other OS's installed. (I am not completely sure how this order is determined). So if you have installed Windows, Ubuntu, and Debian in this order the boot menu would likely be Debian, Ubuntu, then Windows. Debian as the last installed would be first.

As far as cleaning Windows, I have seen recommendations for doing a complete reinstall every 1 to 2 years to clean out all the accumulated garbage that you can not get rid of. The time period depends on how much adding/deleting of software is done. This beyond the normal virus scans, general cleanup, defrag, etc required.

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