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I am unclear on this: Are WUBI Installations supported on Ubuntu 14.04? Yes; I know it is on the disk, but I find myself confused why it was put back on there, and questioning whether this was an accident or not. After it was taken off of 13.04, I worked under the assumption that it reached end of life, and that people hence forth should be advised to not use it as a tool.

Is there any official explanation?

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I believe the official status is that "development has stopped", and at one point during 12.10 or 13.04 (can't remember which), Canonical had a message recommending people not to use WUBI. –  saiarcot895 Aug 9 at 3:34

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Thank you to Bodhi.Zazen for pointing this out:

Windows installer for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS onwards

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Support for WUBI has NOT dropped; it is no longer the preferred method though since Windows 8 does not play nice but if you have Windows 7 or older (excluding Windows ME) all you need to do is copy the installer from the ISO and it will install.

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