You're a perfect tech....You created a recovery discs even before you started using the computer. That's what everyone should do while using any branded computer. Kudos for that!!!!
Coming back to your questions about deleting the partition and restoring the recovery partition... YES ... you can restore or delete it.
To restore or to delete the partition... use you recovery discs or media and perform a Complete system restore(not restore c drive)... it will prompt if you wish to create the recovery image..... select Yes.