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Should Windows updates be completed before installing Ubuntu?

Should the anti-virus and/or the firewall be stopped while installing?

What is the exact procedure?

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Are you using WUBI as installation type. – atenz Jul 9 '12 at 5:24

Assuming you are using the Windows installer:

  • Always a good idea to get all security updates
  • You may want to temporarily disable your antivirus (but be sure to turn back on once Wubi is installed!)
  • You can leave the firewall as is.
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But ONLY if you're installing Ubuntu inside of Windows should you do this. Except the "get all security updates" part... do that all the time :P – Thomas W. Jul 9 '12 at 16:31

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