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I want to get Ubuntu on my laptop (HP Pavilion) but every time I try to install it using Wubi, I get this error:

Wubildr is missing or contains errors.

What could be the problem?

I had Ubuntu on this laptop before so it can't be anything with UEFI. I also even tried a full installation. It would either come up with the same error or this:

Please insert a bootable medium. Press any key to reboot.
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Unfortunately wubi is no longer supported and the absolute most reliable way to install is by booting a livecd/usb that you have burned. On windows 8 based systems wubi has been proven to not work at all.

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you are completely welcome. –  sbergeron Aug 13 at 14:49
    
Thank you for the quick reply. I tried a DVD and USB running Ubuntu 14.04 but I still got the same error? (Sorry If im posting this in the wrong place, im new to the forums!) –  Inky Aug 13 at 14:54
    
did you boot into them? or run wubi? –  sbergeron Aug 13 at 14:55
    
I booted into it. –  Inky Aug 13 at 14:56
    
when did you get the error? –  sbergeron Aug 13 at 14:58

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