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Dave Beavers
June 9th, 2011, 03:47 AM
I have dl'ed Ubuntu and the Wubi installer and want to install Ubuntu to try it out. Do I need to back up all of my files and stuff before doing this, or will it wipe out my HD(C) upon installation like a C:/format command within a windoze installation? I know that when you reinstall a windoze OS the installer formats the drive, thereby erasing everything on it. Any input is appreciated.

wildmanne39
June 9th, 2011, 06:26 AM
I have dl'ed Ubuntu and the Wubi installer and want to install Ubuntu to try it out. Do I need to back up all of my files and stuff before doing this, or will it wipe out my HD(C) upon installation like a C:/format command within a windoze installation? I know that when you reinstall a windoze OS the installer formats the drive, thereby erasing everything on it. Any input is appreciated.
Hi, it is always a good idea to back up your files, but it will not wipe out your windows
system with wubi it uses windows.
Here are 4 guides to help.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1639198
http://www.googlubuntu.com/results/?cx=006238239194895611142%3Au-ocqbntw_o&cof=FORID%3A9&ie=UTF-8&q=Differences+between+Wubi+vs+dual-booting&as_qdr=all&sa=Google+Search&lang=en#911
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide
http://wubi.sourceforge.net/faq.php