Then, wipe the drive completely!would like to get rid of windows completely.
On the contrarty, I have found it necessary on many occassions when dealing with older computers and used hard drives. Otherwise, I would not have recommended it.. . . probably unnecessary because Linux will format.
Yes it does, but on many occassions I have found remnants of the dirty file system, ntfs, and they can foul up an install (believe it or not -- I don't care).But as was said installer procedure ends up with formatting happening anyway. I use ext4.