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Will all XP files be deleted? I'm new to Ubuntu and all I want to know is if those files of XP won't get lost at all.

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With Wubi you use an installer inside Windows (.exe file, right?), as far as I know, so there's no way to use the regular partitioner, I believe. Instead, it will be installed in a file (root.disk if I'm correct) on the NTFS drive. –  gertvdijk Jun 27 '13 at 12:29
    
But what happens with the XP files, i want to know that. –  Lucas Jun 27 '13 at 12:31
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Nothing. Wubi is designed to try Ubuntu out without fiddling with your hard drive partition, and yet do have it permanently installed. It fills the gap between a "real" install and the non-persistent Live disc image. –  gertvdijk Jun 27 '13 at 12:39
    
WUBI install is not supported in newest version of Ubuntu 13.04, as it does not work with Windows 8. Nothing should happen to your XP files. But when you tinker with Operating Systems, you never know. You must have at least two backup copies of every file you have in two different external media like USB drive and DVD. –  user68186 Jun 27 '13 at 12:39
    
Thanks for the aid! –  Lucas Jun 27 '13 at 12:46

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Will all XP files be deleted?

No, not with Wubi.

what happens with the XP files, i want to know that.

Nothing. Wubi is designed to try Ubuntu out without fiddling with your hard drive partition, and yet do have it permanently installed. It fills the gap between a "real" install and the non-persistent Live disc image.

With Wubi you use an installer inside Windows (.exe file), so there's no way to use the regular partitioner, I believe. Instead, it will be installed in a file (root.disk if I'm correct) on the NTFS drive of your Windows OS.

So, basically, only some files will be added and the Windows bootloader will be configured to have an entry to boot into Ubuntu, installed in the root.disk file.

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