Err yes…? See here
From Linux kernel 3.3 onwards you can compile it with EFI support, so you can boot the kernel directly from UEFI/BIOS : See more here So you only need to save all the linux binary files on a folder reachable by the EFI, on your HD.
There is also the option to use the windows boot loader to boot your linux dristribution, in the same way that you can choose secureboot or recovery mode if you press F8 prior to windows Bootup, or when windows fails to start properly. (You can edit manually or use a tool like EasyBCD) I personally don’t like this option for windows 8/8.1, Since those OS boootloaders, first load the different options to choose from, then reboot the PC to start with your choice. making bootup time skyrocket. (Win10 boot loader is fine, and directly boots what you choose)
And of course you can always opt to install and overwrite the WX with another boot loader
PD: I mention linux here, but all this is also aplicable to Android x86 since it has been included as part of the kernel source tree. Albeit I have only tested it up to Android 5.1.