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How do I install Ubuntu?

I have just download the Ubuntu and now don't know what to do. How can I install it. It does not seem to do anything

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marked as duplicate by Alvar, fossfreedom Jun 28 '12 at 23:04

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Hello. Please update your question with at least WHAT you downloaded. And 2nd: this is NOT Windows. Please use Ubuntu Software Center as your source for usable software if it is not Ubuntu itself you downloaded. If it is Ubuntu: you need to burn a cd/dvd with the ISO you downloaded and reboot with the CD/DVD in your drive. –  Rinzwind May 6 '12 at 19:57
@Rinzwind don't forget usb drive! I haven't used a cd in like 5 years now... –  Alvar May 6 '12 at 20:49
just follow the instructions on ubuntu.com/download –  Alvar May 6 '12 at 20:52
@Callum - please look at this Q&As and add to your question what you have tried: askubuntu.com/questions/6328/how-do-i-install-ubuntu –  fossfreedom May 6 '12 at 21:07

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Callum, was it Ubuntu 12.04 you downloaded?? If it was, the next thing to do is to burn the file (filetype "iso") on to a CD or a DVD. You can use a Windows CD/DVD burner for this. When you have got that far, come back and make a comment and we'll tell you what to do next. Good luck.

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Thank you for this I will try it. –  dashernasher May 6 '12 at 20:09
Great stuff!! Let us know when you got the CD burned. OK?? –  Sun Dial May 6 '12 at 20:15
After burning i understood what to do but thank you for helping. –  dashernasher May 7 '12 at 16:17
8th May: Well done Callum, now just remember to come back here as often as you can and then you can help others with this same problem. That will be a feather in your cap!! –  Sun Dial May 8 '12 at 19:30

all the installation guides for dok snd disks for any system are here in the ubuntu site: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/install-ubuntu-desktop

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Don't assume it is Ubuntu he downloaded ;) –  Rinzwind May 6 '12 at 20:01
I did download ubuntu but not of a cd –  dashernasher May 6 '12 at 20:06

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