Many thanks rjwilmsi. They did not give me a windows disk, only an option to create some kind of recovery DVD, which I have done and hope I never have to use.
Emerson, I did check Linux Qs, but confess I forgot Google (doh!) I'll also confess that I don't really understand the link you posted as it's going on about storing Linux.bin on a windows disk (C
and grub on a boot partition. What is linux bin if it is not grub? My question was relating to the fact that I have this wretched recovery partition and have no idea what adding Linux will do to it, or the windows boot loader. In effect I will have 3 options in the loader and do not know if this is posible. Still I will now look at google... It was late and I was tired.