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I have "ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso" and my PC has Windows 8 installed. In my previous windows i.e "Windows 7" I used Wubi to install ubuntu 12.04.2 and installed and work correctly. Now I try to install ubuntu 12.04.2 in windows 8 using wubi, it downloads the file.

I have copied both (ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso and wubi) in the same and empty folder but didn't work.

PC specs:

Intel DG41WV Motherboard.

Western Digital 500 GB Hard Drive.

OS:Windows 8 Pro


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marked as duplicate by bcbc, aquaherd, Thomas W., Eric Carvalho, belacqua May 13 '13 at 2:54

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There is no need to have the full ISO if installing through Wubi, because Wubi downloads the file by itself. There is currently no way to make Wubi make use of a self-provided ISO file that I know of. – Jop V. May 12 '13 at 13:12
Also, PC specs are irrelevant in this case. – Jop V. May 12 '13 at 13:13
There is a bug in the current 12.04.2 wubi.exe. Use this one instead and it will work: – bcbc May 12 '13 at 20:20

it is not recomended to use wubi in windows 8, so please install ubuntu on its own partition: see this link and this one

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But in Windows 7 with same PC specs I extracted the ISO using 7-zip. It has also a Wubi.exe and installed offline. I bought my PC on 29 Sept. 2011 – Gaurav Kumar May 12 '13 at 13:16
@GauravKumar: Wubi is deprecated and will not be shipped any longer in 13.04. Consider dual booting in the long term. – Takkat May 12 '13 at 14:59
Thanks "There is a bug in the current 12.04.2 wubi.exe. Use this one instead and it will work: – bcbc" – Gaurav Kumar May 13 '13 at 13:04

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