I've tried VMs and now Wubi, and whenever i use a VM to install, i get "must run in low graphics mode" with a black screen or it freezes afterward.
When I install on my real machine through wubi, I reboot into Ubuntu, and I get the following:
"completing the Ubuntu installation"
"For more installation boot
options, press 'esc' now"
It stays on this screen for as long as I have patience (think an hour or more) and then I just restart and boot into Windows.
All i have to do is download the appropriate wubi.exe and it does everything else, right? I feel like I missed a "download OS" step, even though I have the ISO for 12.04, and 12.10.