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I have Ubuntu 7 installed. I downloaded Ubuntu 12.4 and I created a bootable CD. But when I try to boot from it, and start the installation, it wouldn't work, why?

How can I remove Ubuntu 7 using Windows XP and install the newer version?

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Are you getting any error messages? – Mitch Aug 12 '12 at 11:27
You could try to format your drive, and then reinstall 12.4. – NlightNFotis Aug 12 '12 at 11:35
What about your RAM? Could you update your question with that information? – user25656 Aug 12 '12 at 12:59

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There is no need to erase Ubuntu 7 from within Windows XP. During the installation procedure you'll be given an option to create new partitions. Simply delete the old Ubuntu 7 partitions and create one or more for your new setuo

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