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Is it advisable to defragment my hard disk before using WUBI? Is there any other precautions that I should take before using WUBI ? My os is windows XP-32 bit.

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marked as duplicate by don.joey, Florian Diesch, minerz029, Braiam, Seth Dec 4 '13 at 2:25

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You should indeed defragment your hard disk before installing ubuntu. You should also make two backups of all your files and make sure you know what you are doing. In other words, read everything on WUBI install you can find on this website.

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Can you please tell me the basic avenues that I should look into before installing using WUBI. – user220789 Dec 3 '13 at 14:12
Please see the official installation instructions – konapun Dec 3 '13 at 15:20
  1. Don't use WUBI; do a real install
  2. Get rid of XP while you are at it; it is about to reach end of life and will no longer get security patches.
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Can you elaborate on why you are advising me against WUBI? – user220789 Dec 3 '13 at 16:55
@user220789, it has always been rather problematic and is no longer supported and won't work on recent machines with UEFI and/or Windows 7+ – psusi Dec 3 '13 at 17:58
You say that wubi is no longer supported, by that do you mean that it is no longer capable of working as an installer? I mean its still available for download here , this is really confusing. – user220789 Dec 4 '13 at 3:36
@user220789, I mean it is no longer supported or recommended for use, so don't use it. – psusi Dec 4 '13 at 14:03

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