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How to Install Ubuntu on Windows?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.4.1 on by desktop but on the same drive on which I have already installed windows using windows installer of Ubuntu. So I want to ensure that it won't harm my existing operating system and the associated files.

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Since you said you're using the windows installer (WUBI), you need not worry about your Windows installation. Ubuntu will be installed in a virtual drive (a file with all the ubuntu files in it) and it won't harm your Windows installation.

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It is possible, but make sure you have a seperate partition (at least 5GB size https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SystemRequirements ) on this drive. During installation you will format this partition, so backup important data first!

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He said he's using the windows installer which doesn't need to create a separate partition. –  To Do Sep 29 '12 at 16:56

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