So, you have had windows 7(or Windows XP) on your PC.and you have decided that you want to set up your PC to have windows 7 and Ubuntu(A very popular Linux distribution) on the same hard drive. Additionally, you want to be able to choose whether to use Windows or Ubuntu. However, how can you do this?
Well, this is where WUBI(Windows-based Ubuntu installer) comes in. Wubi will allow you to configure your Ubuntu installation to your needs.
Before going ahead with this procedure, please back up your data to a safe place.
So how do you use it?
Well, let’s start off by downloading the WUBI installer by clicking here .
Once you have done that, run the WUBI installer. If you are on Windows 7, be sure to right click on the installer and select “Run as administrator”.
From there, you can configure your Ubuntu installation to your needs. You can choose how much hard drive space to allocate to the installation, the username and password, language and more. Once you have done this, the installer will download Ubuntu for you. If you have already downloaded the ISO file for Ubuntu install disk, then place the ISO in the same folder as the WUBI installer. This will save you a lot of time. When it’s downloaded and prepared, the next step will be to restart your computer.
When you restart, your computer will ask which operating system you wish to boot into. If it does, then select Ubuntu. From there, the installation is automated. After the installation, simply enter your username and password, and you have done it! It really is that simple.
Disclaimer: I cannot be held responsible for any loss of data or damage this procedure may cause to your computer. You are performing this procedure at your own risk. As I have said above, please backup your data before using WUBI. Apart from that, have fun!