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Sorry if this is a repeat question, I've looked around the site/forum(s) and couldn't find the answer I'm looking for. I'm currently running Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit and I DL'ed the ISO for Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop from this site, as well as the USB creator indicated here on which is version and while it's running after a few minutes I get an error from the 7-zip diagnostic window indicating a "data error in "{relative file directory}". File is broken." and I click "close" to let it continue then it goes back to the USB creator app saying "Installation Done, Process is Complete!". When I look in the USB stick it says wubi.exe is 0kb. So I tried booting from USB and I get "boot error" message at the DOS screen. Is there something I'm doing incorrectly when prepping the USB Stick?

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Try UnetBootin instead to "burn" the ISO to USB. – izx Aug 2 '12 at 16:30
It's all very plain here: and has been asked before on site here... – hbdgaf Aug 25 '12 at 1:01

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  • To create a USB, I highly recommend using Unetbootin. Select Ubuntu and 12.04_Live, the letter for your USB drive, and let it download the ISO and "burn" it to the USB on its own. The below is a screenshot of Unetbootin:

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