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Is there a real risk / issues when installing a simple WUBI on an external USB drive . I must stress that the drive is not empty - it is currently NTFS (winxp) and has documents on it ..

As I understand , wubi acts like a "virtualized" disk, meaning that it should not effect the other folders in the disk - as it writes it´s own "image" in a folder... Is that correct ?

(Please do not answer that it would be better doing on an empty disk - it is not currently an option for me ..)

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I have installed and uninstalled Wubi and had no problems with it affecting anything else. Yes it works like a virtual disk and you should have no problems at all. give it a try.

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