MagnusB wrote:3 partitions is not necessary. I would suggest keeping the ntfs partition with all your files and use manual partition to delete Windows, first create a swap (1.5 x RAM, or equal to RAM depending on how much RAM you got), and then use the rest of the free space to make a root partition (ext3, mount point /).
You could change the ntfs partition to ext3 later on, but if you don't want to backup all of your files now, you could just stay with ntfs for now.
I wish I read more into that earlier..cause I backed up all my files onto my htpc(xp), And for some reason it won't let me see the files..I get an error like can't read files or something like that.. Oh well I guess I'll just use an ftp program or something.. any suggestions? Oh yeah I've already got mint running but I can't seem to get the static ip address working properly for the wireless..roaming sucks! I'm putting the right ip address..but it won't seem to connect. weird. Other than that I've created 3 partitions: home:80gb,root15gb,swap1g. One thing I shouldn't have done is press the update all button on mint update..grrr didn't do any harm though..hopefully.