I am going to re-install my operating systems and wanted to delete LMDE from my system without it affecting my Windows installation. When I installed LMDE, I installed it by creating 4 partitions namely : boot, swap, / and home. I installed the bootloader to boot so that I boot up with the Windows 8 Graphical bootloader which I like. Now that I want to uninstall my Linux from my system and wanted to know if its safe to delete Linux from my Windows 8 OS itself by using the Format hard disk partitions tool and deleting all relevant Linux partitions. Then, I would use EasyBCD to edit the bootloader to its default configuration. Am I doing this correctly? Also, once I delete the extended partition that contains the 4 Linux partitions can I extend my Windows 8 install to incorporate the space as-well?