My G53JW laptop has a recovery partition, which is formatted as FAT32.

I wanted to create an image of my entire machine, using Windows 7 backup.
It wants to include both, the RECOVERY and the regular hard drive partitions in the image. However, when it starts, it complains about the partition not being NTFS.

Can I safely convert it from FAT32 to NTFS without risking:
1. loss of data
2. ability to recover

Thank you in advance!

--Alex