reformat window in window/linux dual boot
Okay, before anyone redirect me to many good threads about how to setup window/linux dual boot, I would like to say that I GOT THEM WORKING.
My question is, since now I have two partitions, one for windows and the other linux, if I were to reformat window now, does the process also erase my linux partition as well? Any special precautions I should take? In addition, how does this affect GRUB or any other unforeseen problems? Although I'm no computer noob, I'm no linux expert either, so I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place.
In short, would my linux installation survive the window reinstall? I'm not certain since all the window/linux dual boot instructions out there says install window first then linux, I'm affraid of wiping out my linux installation when reinstalling windows.