What I suggest you to do is to download the .iso for Windows 7 Ultimate, and proceed to a clean reinstallation of the system. Which means, you'll wipe the current Windows installation and install a new one on the free partition. This is the best way to proceed if you ask me. Don't forget to have your product key in hand when proceeding (or grab it using ProduKey by NirSoft). If you have any questions, let me know
Windows 7 Ultimate 32 and 64-bit .iso: http://getintopc.com/softwares/operating-systems/windows-7-ultimate-free-download-iso-32-64-bit/
Phil, it's rare that posting the brand and model of a computer/laptop will let you know if there's a built-in Recovery partition or not. We don't know if the hard drive was wiped in the past, and if it was, the Recovery partition was most likely wiped with it. Even if the manufacturer website confirms that the computer came with a built-in Recovery partition, it's just assumption until we can confirm it. The best way is to go in the Disk Management Utility and inspect the partitions from there.
Edited by Aura., 26 May 2015 - 08:07 PM.