Dual boot Windows 7, Ubuntu and Recovery Partition
I am planning to install Ubuntu(or any other Ubuntu base distro) on HP Probook with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit preinstalled.
There is one 750 GB disk with Win. system partition(100 MB), and recovery partition(to reinstall Win., drivers, and other HP stuff).
I created two partitions - first I shrink existing partition on which windows is to 120 GB, then created on unallocated space a partition of 600 GB for storing data.
This partition have enough fre space to create an unallocated(unpartitioned?) space for Linux installation.
I know well how to install linux on dual boot, create Linux partitions, so there is no problem.
My Question is - what to be with recovery partition after Linux installation?
It still be usable in case to need reinstall Windows for any reason?
Thanks for answers.