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Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system

I'm not really good with computers, so I have no idea what's going on. What I do know is that I absolutely hate Windows 8 and in every desperate attempt, from trying to install windows 2000 to trying to install Ubuntu, all has failed. I downloaded Ubuntu, installed with Wubi, and everytime I try to start it it says that a file is missing. I understand this has something to do with my safe boot or whatever, but I have no idea how to turn that off. I thought I turned it off, but Ubuntu won't start so I probably did it wrong. Can someone please give me an idiots guide on making this work because I swear if I have to put up with Windows 8 for another day I will throw myself and my Laptop out a window.

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marked as duplicate by gertvdijk, stephenmyall, qbi, Jorge Castro, Eliah Kagan Jan 17 '13 at 0:49

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Don't -1 this question. We should support people in turning them from the dark side :) – bioShark Jan 16 '13 at 18:40
@bioShark It shows absolutely no research effort. The duplicate question is really easy to stumble upon using either Google or the search here. It should also have been popping up while writing the title of this question. – gertvdijk Jan 16 '13 at 18:41
True, but I absolutely loved her last phrase :) – bioShark Jan 16 '13 at 18:43
@Molly Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! I'm not saying you didn't put any effort in it. It's just not in your question, like "tried this, stumbled upon this question, tried that suggestion, failed on step 2 with error xyz, tried another approach", etc. We expect users to write about this rather than frustrations. See also the FAQ. – gertvdijk Jan 16 '13 at 18:54
@bioShark: we should encourage users to vote honestly, and that includes down-voting. This question as it stands now just can't be answered. It could be any one of a number of things. All we know is that the OP gets a "file is missing error". That is nothing to go on. I really hate downvoting newcomers, especially if you can tell that they've just had a really frustrating troubleshooting session, but Ask Ubuntu isn't the place for questions that are only useful to one person. And we want people to upvote and downvote questions, so that good questions can find good answers quickly. – Flimm Jan 16 '13 at 20:10

Wubi does not work with Windows 8 if you have UEFI-enabled hardware. How to install wubi alongside Windows 8? If you have UEFI-enabled hardware, there is no solution for installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. I'd recommend either building your own computer or buying one from system76. It sure beats jumping out of a window.

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