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Do I need to do that manually, does the Windows Installer do it for me, or do I need to do it at all?

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The Best way is to create a partition with Windows CD for C drive. But make sure you have some unpartitioned space for Ubuntu. Boot from the Ubuntu CD and choose the option which says unused space. This will create a dual boot without loosing the data on your windows partition. For more info on that see Installing Ubuntu Desktop

If you are installing using Wubi, Wubi will create a virtual partition. Wubi lets you install and uninstall Ubuntu from a Windows desktop just like a windows application. It will add an Ubuntu entry to the Windows boot menu. For more info see the Wubi Guide

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So if I use Wubi, I don't need to do anything special, just install it? – Michael Jul 18 '12 at 20:47
Right. Just run it. To Download Wubi Click Here – Mitch Jul 18 '12 at 20:49
Thanks for explaining it to me. I wasn't sure what to do because a lot of people told me to partition my hard drive first and I wasn't sure how to do that. I didn't think I needed to partition it. Once again, thank-you. – Michael Jul 18 '12 at 20:53
@Michael If this answered your question, you may mark this answer as accepted. – Mitch Jul 18 '12 at 20:56

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