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I have Windows 7, and when I attempt to download Ubuntu from the official site, it is indicated that I will get an .iso file, which you burn to the disk.

But, i did not get an .iso file after I downloaded it.

So, should I just copy the downloaded data to the CD-R?

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You say you didn't get the .iso? Then what did you get when you downloaded it? – Jeff Welling May 29 '12 at 12:08
you perhaps should clarify what you downloaded - and what the filename you see in file-manager. You should also do a md5sum to ensure the integrity of the file you downloaded. – fossfreedom May 29 '12 at 12:09
@fossfreedom Windows does not show file extensions. – hexafraction May 29 '12 at 12:12
you can enable that in folder options – Dr_Bunsen May 29 '12 at 12:14
It's good to see someone who found Windows too complicated and is making the move to Linux. :) – Ed Manet May 29 '12 at 15:51

Can you tell me what link you used, on what browser? You can try using this link, which wil download a .iso file to your hard disk, which you may open to use with the CD burner application on your system. You may try using the link and then double-clicking on the file you have downloaded once it finishes. If you need help downloading, press F1 and consult your browser help. ALso, if you want the AMD64 version, I can give you a link for that.

Edit:You may try right-clicking on the file you do have and selecting Open With, and selecting the Windows Disc burning utility or something like that.

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