I'd do each step in order as a precaution.
Are you managing your transaction log with regular backups? If so, why do you say the log file is going to continue growing?
Thank you very much for your suggestion. I tried in the dev environment.
This the message I get.
Msg 5020, Level 16, State 1, Line 3
The primary data or log file cannot be removed from a database
It seems like the primary file group cannot be dropped. Any suggestions.