How to Install Ubuntu inside Windows 7

You can install Ubuntu like any other application without providing it any dedicated separate hard disk partition in Windows 7. later if you don’t want it any more you can uninstall it from the Program and Features list. To install this Windows 7 Tips follow this simple tutorial:

Note: This tutorial applies to Windows 7, Vista and Windows XP.

  1. Boot your Windows PC, now insert the Ubuntu Live disc in to your CD/DVD Drive. In autoplay options you’ll prompted to run Wubi.exe, start that application.1
  2. Now you’ll see the Ubuntu Menu window, select the second option ‘Install inside Windows’ from the list of options.2
  3. Then select the installation profile, select the partition which have at least 5GB of disk space, select installation type, give username & password and then click Install.3
  4. Now wait while Ubuntu installs, give a reboot to your system and then you will see the option to boot in to Ubuntu or windows.47
  5. You can uninstall Ubuntu any time you want, direct from the Windows 7 Control Panel, go to Program and Features and uninstall it.


About Nitin Agarwal

Nitin Agarwal is a Spritual Soul from India. He is a Windows and Windows Phone Expert and Blogger by birth. He has been awarded as Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for three times by Microsoft in Windows Expert category. People often calls him a Geek, techie, gadget freak and A Crazy Heart because of his passion towards doing things differently. Immensly inspired from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and APJ Abdul Kalam.
  • Dusan

    I’ll have an option to boot in to Ubuntu or Windows from Windows Boot Manager or GRUB?

    • Nitin

      Yes you’ll get the option to boot the OS which ever you want to use.

      • Dusan

        I understand that, but will it be from Windows Boot Manager – WBM or Ubuntu’s Boot Manager – GRUB?

        • Nitin

          It is from Windows Boot Manager.

  • Nithin Ramesh

    Very informative post. Thanks Nitin
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  • Vipul

    good post nitin
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  • Ed

    Followed installation proceedure precisely and all went well only I installed Ubuntu 9.1 only thing is that was not explained in the tutorial is that when booting into Ubuntu when restarting the CD needs to be in the drive .

    • Ed

      So with that being said …. why bother to waste space ? because you can run Ubuntu directly from the CD ?

      • Nitin

        This is for users who want both on there system and don’t want to create a seprate partition for Ubuntu and they can uninstall it in future just like an app.

    • Nitin

      There is no need of CD again. after the restart you just get option to boot while into Windows or Ubuntu.

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