Preserving recovery partition

I want to test Whonix but do not want to lose the Windows 7 recovery files currently in a hidden partition on my ThinkPad. I am not familiar with partitioning and want to be sure that when I install Qubes that I will have the option to preserve this partition. If possible and not to difficult to explain, could you describe how this would be accomplished. Thanks.

This is exclusively a Qubes question where Whonix is not involved. I
advice to go through the Qubes help instead.

Yeah I have tried that and got no response on their IRC chat. No problem I will look else where.

Try the Qubes users mailing list.