Just A Simple Question ^^

Asked by Timothiess on 2008-08-27

Just wondering if installing Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS Desktop Edition will delete anything on my Windows XP SP3. I dont want to go to the trouble of backing up all my files ect. So i want to install as an Application. Anyway, basically is there any chance that it will delete or reformat anything on computer?

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Best Andrew (and471) said : #1

Not unless you tell it to, however, if you put the LiveCD in your drive whilst Windows is running, you get the option of installing it through Wubi, so that basically it becomes just a file in Windows, that you can boot from. It makes it like an application that you can uninstall

So that way there is no chance of deleting anything, however if you ever wanted to get Ubuntu out of that file, you couldn't so you have to think whether you would be willing to install Ubuntu again if you wanted to get rid of Windows completely

MorocoTopo (morocogr) said : #2

Not at all, i had the same concern but nothing bad happened. you can even uninstall Ubuntu from your controll panel in win XP

Timothiess (timothiess) said : #3

Thanks rugby471, that solved my question.

Timothiess (timothiess) said : #4

and MorocoTopo ;)