I follow the instructions, "How to create a bootable USB stick on Windows". I have downloaded pendrivelinux.com. I select the distribution I wish to put on to my USB, which is ubuntu. Step two, "Browse to your ubuntu desktop.iso-->". I have already opened "Do you want to open or save ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso(708MB) from mirrorsfwankie.com". When I browse from pendrive USB installer, nothing comes up; a temporary file location is shown in the address bar. Then I go to computer, and there I find "HD DVD-ROM Drive (F): Install Ubuntu" I just do not know what to do from here. I would appreciate any help with this. Thank you.
Ok, the next step would be to (back up your data) and then boot from the USB thumb drive to try/install Ubuntu. Reboot, and your PC should do this automatically.
- If it does not, you need to go into your BIOS or Setup options on boot and configure the boot order so that the USB drive is on the top of the list.
- If you have a new computer with Windows 8 and UEFI, see the UEFI documentation if your PC doesn't boot from Ubuntu.