I really didn't trust windows so I decided to wipe the drive and use the following lifehacker article as a guide
. So I used GParted to create a 75GB partition for Ubuntu and a 730ishGB partition for storage with 110GB up front for Windows 7. So far it seems to have worked fine except for some oddities around the NTFS Configuration Tool and Ubuntu's swap file which I don't seem to have set up.
Is there anything beyond what's outlined in the Lifehacker article I should be doing to keep Win7 happy and healthy?