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What are the advantages of using the Wubi installer? Can it be used for dual booting Windows XP 32-bit with Ubuntu? Also is it possible to use Wubi for installing Ubuntu 32-bit version? A step-by-step explanation would be helpful.

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marked as duplicate by bcbc, karel, Braiam, don.joey, Warren Hill Dec 24 '13 at 13:07

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Hi and welcome to Ask Ubuntu!

You can follow the following steps to get a successful Ubuntu installation using Wubi

1.Setting the installer up

Wubi installer

^^That is how your Wubi Installer would look. Set up a username, install location, password, language, size and you're ready for the next step.

2.Downloading Ubuntu

Ubuntu download

This is fairly easy, and the user (i.e. you), have no role to play in this. Wubi downloads all that is necessary whilst allowing you to carry out your required tasks on Windows.

3.Completing the setup

setup complete

Now that you have completed the setup, you need to reboot, do note, rebooting is necessary to complete the installation.


reboot screen

This is how your screen should look post rebooting. Choose Ubuntu and you can boot into your fresh installation. Hope this helped!

Note: These images do not belong to me I have taken them from this link

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Thank you , but do I need to partition my hard disk first?Also it seems Wubi by default downloads the 64 bit version of ubuntu, but my computer is of 32 bit................ – user220789 Dec 1 '13 at 11:49
No you don't need to partition your hard disk. To download the 32 bit version, download the iso manually, for example, if you've downloaded Wubi 13.10, download the 13.10 iso and place both in the same folder and then run Wubi. – Projjol Dec 1 '13 at 13:41
@user220789 You also need to run wubi.exe with the --32bit argument if you're installing 32bit Wubi on a computer that has a 64bit chip (which yours does). This is a new requirement since they changed the kernel name on the 64bit ISO on newer releases. – bcbc Dec 1 '13 at 23:30
My windows XP os is of 32 bits.How do i find out if it has a 64 bit chip?I am still a novice and don't know much about these things.@bcbc – user220789 Dec 2 '13 at 7:42
@user220789, processor name and version? – Projjol Dec 2 '13 at 15:09

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