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You have to partition the drive before the install. After which the GRUB boot loader will take over. when you install Windows. In stock configuration the machine will always boot into Linux after a 30 second delay for the user to select Windows instead. It's sort of annoying when you forget about that, and walk away to get coffee, then coming back to find you're booted into to Linux. It's a bit annoying, but not insurmountable.Dual boot is an option - probably less convenient.
If you want to troll Linux forums, and deal with some command line dogma, GRUB can be convinced to boot Windows first. It's not for the feint of heart though.