Installing Ubuntu From A Windows System With Wubi - Page 4

4 Uninstalling Ubuntu

If you like to uninstall Ubuntu, open the Control Center in Windows:

Go to Software:

In the Software window, you see a list of all installed software. Find Wubi and click on the Modify/Uninstall button:

You can now choose if you'd like to back up the downloaded Ubuntu files and the Ubuntu documents (in case you want to reinstall Ubuntu again later on). Make your selection and click on Uninstall:

Wubi is now being uninstalled. Afterwards, you can close the uninstaller and leave the Control Center:

Now when you reboot the system, the boot menu is also gone (because only Windows is left on the system), so your system is in the same state as it was before you installed Ubuntu.


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From: at: 2007-09-11 17:55:54

Wooby is a fine and intelligent tool!

 My problem is that it's downloading the ISO from ( It would be much better if you could chose a mirror closer to you.

 Critics ... can't live without them.  I have to say it again, it's a great tool!

From: at: 2007-09-12 15:06:11

You can either:

1) edit the .metalink file in the wubi->install directory to only go to your nearest mirror (e.g. edit ubuntu-7.04-alternate-i386.iso.metalink in notepad)


2) manually download the .iso file from any mirror and put it in wubi->install (e.g download ubuntu-7.04-alternate-i386.iso)

 and then run wubi

From: at: 2007-09-12 03:33:11

Puppy linux has been doing this for years now with pretty good success check it out

From: at: 2007-09-13 09:19:44

Is there an option to install Ubuntu from the live CD, which I already have, rather than downloading the ISO?

From: at: 2007-09-26 20:40:02

UNetbootin at also does the same thing (installs Ubuntu from Windows without needing a CD), but unlike Wubi it installs to a real partition so you don't have to bother with the issues of a loop install. It also supports Fedora, openSuse, Mandriva, and Archlinux installation as well as Ubuntu.

From: Anonymous at: 2009-03-30 22:37:07

If anyone is not sure about if WUBi is for them or not, take alook at this review i wrote before you download:

Or just give it a go since wubi is so easy, its not hard to remove if you dont like it.  

From: sarath at: 2012-11-28 00:17:32

Installing through wubi is much simpler than installing through a disk. wubi completely keeps all the overhead to itself.


From: DenisF53 at: 2009-12-29 00:37:17

Wubi and Windows 7----Does Wubi install in Windows 7?

I used Wubi  to install Ubuntu Linux inWindows XP Home and Professional.  Both are GREAT!!!

My question is------Does Wubi installer work in Windows 7?

Thanks a bunch,



From: Sameeha at: 2009-08-18 05:42:34

The total installation process is being nicely mentioned.

Thnx to Howtoforge