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How do I set up a dual boot Windows and Ubuntu?

I've downloaded the USB version from the web site, and the USB Installer, then I run it and it finished, but then nothing happens, I tried to go to ISO and run the setup then It finished and restarted the computer with Windows, Iv'e tried to restart it again and choose Ubuntu but it launches a black screen with some texts and nothing happens, please help me I'm very new to Ubuntu and I need to download it because my Windows is pretty awful!

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marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, Uri Herrera, John S Gruber, hbdgaf, SirCharlo Sep 8 '12 at 2:05

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So AFAIU you have created a USB-installer http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows. You don't need to run anything from your ISO image. Instead you need to restart your PC and boot from your USB stick. There you will see the installation menu.

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