Windows is officially gone. Kaput. Bitmish. Wiped.
I’ve never been happy with Windows (ack) Vista, and MS’ bit of stupidity in issuing a security update that broke fonts was the last straw. Did some wine testing of the two Win-based programs I still need, then installed Linux Mint 17.1 as the sole OS. None of that dual-boot crap.
As you can see, it’s working fine. The worst part was migrating some 16-17 years of data. That took a while.