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I had my laptop pre installed with windows 7 and then I installed ubuntu, later upgraded to windows 8. That was ok. Now, I want to uninstall ubuntu 12.04 and install 12.04.3 (yes, I want to uninstall and install. I have problems with the present Ubuntu). Can I install ubuntu 12.04.3 through wubi (as I didn't get my laptop with windows 8 pre installed)? Some of my friends suggested me to install windows 7 in windows 8, then install Ubuntu in windows 7 and after that remove windows 7. Do I really need to do all this?

In either case how do I uninstall Ubuntu? There are many questions of this sort in askubuntu.com but, my system doesn't show Ubuntu as one of the programs installed and all the solutions I have seen, say to directly uninstall using control panel.

Finally, I want to have Ubuntu up and running alongside Windows 8

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Wubi works fine on Windows 8. There are many questions regarding Windows 8 incompatibility but it is solely due to UEFI which you don't have. Installing Windows 7 would be a big waste of time. –  bcbc Sep 16 '13 at 3:45
How do I uninstall Ubuntu now? My list of installed programs doesn't show Ubuntu.(I edited the question) –  hatter Sep 16 '13 at 7:03
You can run \ubuntu\uninstall-wubi.exe but if that fails (it probably won't find the registry entries), just follow the manual uninstallation instructions –  bcbc Sep 16 '13 at 16:31
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