[ubuntu] Can a Windows XP internal recovery disk still be used to restore the previos OS?

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hey guys, rather new to ubuntu I suppose though this isn't my first time playing around with it. I was wondering if the internal recovery disk for a windows XP computer can still be used after installing Ubuntu to revert back to what was previously installed on the computer or if that gets wiped when Ubuntu gets installed, I see no reason why it should get wiped but since it isn't my computer, I thought I'd make sure. Thanks! (Hardware)