Re: ubuntu help
I do use Ubuntu, but minimally, so I'm not the brightest crown in the box on this stuff...
With Ubuntu, if you want to use it as a permanent OS, you will want to format, as this is the more stable way to go. However, Ubuntu has an installer known as Wubi included with it. What a "Wubi install" does, it takes a section of the Windows partition, say 30 Gb's or whatever you set it to, and creates a virtual partition so you can install Ubuntu there, and installs the Windows bootloader I believe (haven't had a wubi install in a while). So it's an Ubuntu installation on a Windows partition using a virtual drive.
Humans are the only creatures that won't live up to the their potential. Give everything your all. When you die, die on E.
So I ask you, what do you intend to do now?