*Complete and utter Linux noob with only basic Windows knowledge* I am using a Compaq Presario CQ62 that had Windows 7 installed. It was rendered virtually useless by various spyware, virus', etc,... Right now I am using a Fedora 18 64bit DVD live and I would like to install this OS onto this computer perminately to teach myself Linux but I am afraid to do so as I have not yet reformatted the HD to avoid new infection. Should I be worried about Win7 infections effecting Fedora? Is it safe to install Fedora onto the HD given the past virus' on Win7 without reformatting? Can I view and use my HD files through Fedora safely without reformatting? How do I reformat my HD through Fedora? Are there any specifics bits of knowledge or hints I should be aware of?