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Exception: Could not retrieve the required installation files

That happens everytime Wubi is finished installing Lubuntu. I know there are questions like this, except I can't use a USB big enough for Lubuntu, and my PC will not work with CD/DVD drives.

The full log is too big to paste, but here's the last few lines.

01-20 18:07 DEBUG  TaskList: ### Finished get_metalink
01-20 18:07 DEBUG  TaskList: New task download
01-20 18:07 DEBUG  TaskList: ### Running download...
01-20 18:07 DEBUG  btdownloader: downloading http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/12.04/release/lubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso.torrent > C:\ubuntu\install\lubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso
01-20 18:28 DEBUG  TaskList: ### Finished download
01-20 18:28 DEBUG  TaskList: New task check_iso
01-20 18:28 DEBUG  TaskList: ### Running check_iso...
01-20 18:28 DEBUG  CommonBackend: Checking C:\ubuntu\install\lubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso
01-20 18:28 DEBUG  Distro:   checking Lubuntu ISO C:\ubuntu\install\lubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso
01-20 18:28 DEBUG  WindowsBackend:   extracting .disk\info from C:\ubuntu\install\lubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso
01-20 18:28 DEBUG  Distro:   parsing info from str=Lubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20120423)
01-20 18:28 DEBUG  Distro:   parsed info={'name': 'Lubuntu', 'subversion': 'Release', 'version': '12.04', 'build': '20120423', 'codename': 'Precise Pangolin', 'arch': 'i386'}
01-20 18:28 DEBUG  Distro: wrong version: 12.04 != 12.04.3
01-20 18:28 DEBUG  TaskList: ### Finished check_iso
01-20 18:28 DEBUG  TaskList: New task download
01-20 18:28 DEBUG  TaskList: ### Running download...
01-20 18:28 DEBUG  downloader: downloading http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/12.04/release/lubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso > C:\ubuntu\install\lubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso
01-20 18:29 DEBUG  downloader: Download start filename=C:\ubuntu\install\lubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso, url=http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/12.04/release/lubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso, basename=lubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso, length=721727488, text=None
01-20 20:05 DEBUG  TaskList: ### Finished download
01-20 20:05 DEBUG  downloader: download finished (read 721727488 bytes)
01-20 20:05 DEBUG  TaskList: New task check_iso
01-20 20:05 DEBUG  TaskList: ### Running check_iso...
01-20 20:05 DEBUG  CommonBackend: Checking C:\ubuntu\install\lubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso
01-20 20:05 DEBUG  Distro:   checking Lubuntu ISO C:\ubuntu\install\lubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso
01-20 20:05 DEBUG  Distro: wrong version: 12.04 != 12.04.3
01-20 20:05 DEBUG  TaskList: ### Finished check_iso
01-20 20:05 ERROR  TaskList: Could not retrieve the required installation files
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\tasklist.py", line 197, in __call__
  File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\backend.py", line 600, in get_iso
Exception: Could not retrieve the required installation files
01-20 20:05 DEBUG  TaskList: # Cancelling tasklist
01-20 20:05 ERROR  root: Could not retrieve the required installation files
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "\lib\wubi\application.py", line 58, in run
  File "\lib\wubi\application.py", line 132, in select_task
  File "\lib\wubi\application.py", line 158, in run_installer
  File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\tasklist.py", line 197, in __call__
  File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\backend.py", line 600, in get_iso
Exception: Could not retrieve the required installation files
01-20 20:05 DEBUG  TaskList: # Finished tasklist
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marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, Eric Carvalho, Tim, muru, Pandya Aug 25 at 16:26

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You need the 12.04 version of Wubi to install Lubuntu which you can find here.

Because Lubuntu is not an LTS (long term support), there is no 12.04.3 version, and the Wubi.exe you are running is looking for that. If you use the 12.04 version it will recognize and use the 12.04 Lubuntu ISO you've downloaded.

PS Move the file C:\ubuntu\install\lubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso out from under C:\ubuntu and save it with the correct wubi.exe before you try to reinstall and then it won't download it all again.

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