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I have recently installed Debian 7 alongside Windows 7. Naturally they are in two different partitions and Debian was installed second. Debian has also installed GRUB as boot manager, but I would really like to switch to Windows Boot Manager, because will have to get rid of Debian eventually and I cannot risk to lose access to Windows. Is there a way to do just that?

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  • Grub is not part of the OS, so you can remove the OS part and keep grub. Feb 14 '15 at 13:13
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because will have to get rid of Debian eventually and I cannot risk to lose access to Windows. Is there a way to do just that?

The least action way (and my recommended path) is to just stay with grub for now and once you're done with Debian boot into recovery console from the Windows CD and run BOOTREC /FIXMBR which will make the Windows boot loader the active one.

The other route would be something like this where you install the grub bootloader to the partition boot sector, use dd to copy the boot sector to a file, transfer the file to the windows side somehow and then set up boot.ini to chain load to grub rather than the other way around.

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