I'm presently using Windows XP. When trying to follow instructions for an installation with a DVD, my system shows the following error:
How can I install Ubuntu if I have this problem?
what did you do exactly? did you tried to install ubuntu with wubi?
anyways, I recommend you to install ubuntu (or to try it first) by creating an bootable usb stick.
I think this is the best way to try or to install ubuntu! Good luck!
A Wubi-installation is rather simple:
This is the easiest way for having Ubuntu with the WUBI-method.
A side note: a Wubi-installation isn't as powerfull as a full (dualboot) installation of Ubuntu. But it gives you an impression of what to expect. Advisable is to do a dualboot for having Ubuntu at it's full speed. Another downside is: when Windows breaks up, you lose your Ubuntu-installation as well (keep in mind).