I have Windows 10 on a duel boot machine with Linux. Each OS has its own hard drive. I would like to delete 10 now because of it’s coming retirement but would like to keep the data files. My plan is to use the Linux side to delete folders such as Windows and Programs and leave the Users folder. Maybe I should run a program to optimize the drive before I start deleting if that utility still exists in 10. I assume that I will be left with data files on the NTFS file system.
Will leaving the NTFS file system on the computer decrease security? Would a Linux system be more hackable with NTFS installed?