Daniel Oltmanns

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Windows Boot Manager recovery

I’m currently running a dual-boot setup and I use linux as my main drive. Thus, Windows puts itself into the UEFI partition of that drive. If I switch to a new distro and wipe this drive for a new installation, the windows boot manager will be removed (because I don’t do manual partitions).

Here is a handy article to recover that specific Windows Boot Manager: How to restore an accidentally deleted Windows Boot Manager with a Windows / Arch Linux dual-boot installation (Archive Version).

This is an annoying solution, but it only needs to be done once and if you use systemd-boot the Windows entry will show right up at the next boot. And it is still better, than windows messing with the UEFI order and so on.