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I wanted to install Ubuntu on my new laptop, but I don't want to replace my operating system (Windows 7) that I just purchased. When I start the downloader from a CD Burned image, it acts as though I am replacing my new OS, despite the fact I was told it would give me an option to install it as a program. Will it replace it, or I am just being stupid?

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marked as duplicate by Alvar, Eric Carvalho, Kevin Bowen, Alvin Row, Eliah Kagan Aug 13 '13 at 11:40

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Have you booted via a bootable usb? (live-usb) – Alvar Aug 12 '13 at 19:05

To install Ubuntu as a program, boot to Windows and use Wubi.

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