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Yesterday I downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 and I installed it along side my Windows XP installation. Then since it was running slow, I decided to remove XP. I decided to do a fresh install of Ubuntu via USB.

So when I was installing it, it detected that my PC has a Windows XP installation, but it didn't show that I already have Ubuntu or anything like that. Should I continue just by formatting Windows XP or should I do something else?

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Did you use Wubi to install ubuntu from within XP? – Technik Empire Feb 23 '13 at 19:12
Are you trying to install Xubuntu? – Flimm Feb 23 '13 at 20:08

I have had success in the past by reformatting using gparted and wiping the entire drive and then doing a fresh install of Ubuntu after that. You can make a live USB here. After you have wiped the entire drive just do a fresh install of Ubuntu.

You can also just select use the entire drive on Ubuntu when installing.

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