Wiping the disk and running the Windows installer will do one of two things:
- If the installer boots in BIOS mode, the installation will be done as an old-style BIOS-mode installation with an old-style MBR partition table. You'll probably find this setup more familiar, but the computer may lose some functionality.
- If the installer boots in EFI mode, it will create whatever partitions it requires, including the EFI System Partition (ESP) to which Multiverse IT referred. It will also use the new GUID Partition Table (GPT). Unless you try to override partitioning options during (or prior to) installation, it will be hard to mess things up in this respect, so I wouldn't worry about it.
Which way the installer boots is unpredictable; it depends on computer-specific settings. AFAIK, the Windows installer doesn't make its boot mode obvious, either, although there's probably a way to make this determination that I don't know about.
Learning about EFI and GPT is worthwhile, since virtually all new computers use these technologies.