Re: Begrudgingly going back to Windows.
Which is likely what will happen again. As you indicated your purpose is to perform a task(s) and if the majority of tasks are Windows based, you'll probably use Windows for all tasks.
And I used to dual boot, and considered doing it again, but last time I did it I found my linux partition was left untouched for the most part
Maintaining a Linux distro on your PC knowing that it's not likely to get used (or rarely), IMHO makes little sense. Keeping in mind, that it can be used from a stick or usb drive (boot sequence permitting) - should one have the inclination.
I'm a firm believer in using what works for you. Enjoy.
Just my $0.02
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