I've installed Ubuntu 10.04 using Wubi from Vista. I'm unable to uninstall it as the uninstall.exe in Ubuntu folder isn't doing anything after double-clicking. Also I checked Add/Remove programs & there is no entry for Wubi/Ubuntu. Please help me with this. Thank you.


If you cannot remove it from Add/Remove programs and the C:\ubuntu\Uninstall-Ubuntu.exe file does neither work, you can always do a manual removal.

See WubiGuide on Ubuntu Wiki for instructions.

Basically, the instructions in your case are:

  • Remove C:\ubuntu and all files starting with C:\wubildr
  • Remove the entry from the boot menu: Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Startup and Recovery, press Edit, select Ubuntu and press Remove.
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  • I've installed in F:\ubuntu, now since I couldn't uninstall it, I formatted the drive & removed the startup entry. Is that all? Thanks for ur reply. – Rahul May 6 '11 at 4:41
  • @Rahul: that's all according to the wiki page. Wubi installs itself in a directory and adds a boot entry for it. Additionally, an entry may be created at Add/Remove programs. – Lekensteyn May 6 '11 at 7:43

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