I want to try Ubuntu.

I am planing to install it with Wubi and i have Ubuntu 12.04 in my PC. it is about 700 Mb. It is not in the ISO format. The Wubi installer is placed inside the Ubuntu folder. when i try to install Ubuntu with Wubi it is again trying to download the same 700Mb file from net.

Can you please tell me how to install it. I don't want to download it again..

  • You have Ubuntu and you're trying to reinstall with Wubi? But Wubi is an installer that basically puts Ubuntu in Windows... – Ads20000 Jul 25 '13 at 7:46
  • No, I mean i have Ubuntu 12.04 setup in a folder in my PC. Wubi is also in the same folder. But when i searched in internet everybody is saying about Ubuntu ISO file. I am now using Windows7. – sree Jul 25 '13 at 11:31
  • Yeah, you need to download Wubi and then Wubi downloads Ubuntu. I know they are big files but that's tough I'm afraid: ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-ubuntu-with-windows – Ads20000 Jul 25 '13 at 12:46
  • Just a comment, but WUBI has been deprecated, and although you can use it to install ubuntu, I would suggest against it. Boot up the live cd and try it out with no changes needed to your computer. If you like it, install it on the hard drive. It will work out much better for you than wubi in the end. – balloons Jul 25 '13 at 18:06

I have achieved WUBI installs of Ubuntu several times ... but not lately. As mentioned, WUBI installs Ubuntu INSIDE Windows file system. No ISO is involved. In Windows, download the WUBI installer (you can save it to your DESKTOP. Run it. Select which flavor of UBUNTU you want and follow the instructions.

From my experience, that is all you need to do.

Be sure to read all info at http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/windows-installer because there have been a few changes since I last did a WUBI.

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If you have the Desktop ISO then you can place it in the same folder as wubi.exe and Wubi will find and use it. The version of wubi.exe and the ISO have to match. If you download them from http://releases.ubuntu.com/12.04/ you'll have the correct versions.

If you don't have the ISO Wubi tries to download a disk image file (a little smaller at 500MB) or for release 13.04 it downloads the ISO.

If you have 700MB of files, but not the ISO (does this mean you extracted the files and removed the ISO?), then you have no choice but to download it again or let Wubi do its thing.

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