Re: Installing Windows after Ubuntu install
I'm concerned that what HP will send you will only be a "restore CD" from the standpoint of booting WinPE and looking for a Recovery partition on the drive. This is because a CD is simply too small to hold Win7.
When you get the CD, you should look at its contents in Ubuntu. If you don't see something like Wim.img (compressed windows image file), then my suspicions are correct.
For a WinPE-based restore to work, not only does the Recovery partition have to be intact, the drive itself must still have the original partitioning scheme -- which you removed when you installed Ubuntu.
So, if the CD does work (which I doubt it will), it will likely reformat your entire drive and reinstall Win7 from scratch.
Ubuntu 16.04 Mate, Mint 18 Mate; MS Win 8.1, MS Win10 Pro.
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