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I'm not sure what might cause the Ubuntu installer to be unable to detect your Windows 7 partitions, but for now you can select "Something Else" and manually select your install method. You should shrink your Windows partitions and create free space, then create a new ext4 partition to be formatted with / as mount point.
Assuming you chose to install Ubuntu alongside Windows during instalation (if you chose to erase Windows and dedicate your whole HD to Ubuntu, you have a different problem): Ubuntu (or pretty much any Linux-based OS) reads Windows files without a problem. You just need to open your file browser (in a fresh installation, it should look like a file-cabinet ...
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