How to install Ubuntu 12.04 using Windows 8

Using a USB flash disk

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First off, we need a USB Drive Disc. Do you have one ?

Plug it in your PC and backup its contents, because they will be deleted/replaced by Ubuntu disc image. Again: backup your flash disk’s data. Just don’t say you weren’t warned.

Go to Unetbootin’s webpage and download the Windows version.

Afterwards, browse into your hard disk and locate the unebootin executable. Double click to launch the application.

Select Disc Image, ISO and click the dots “…” button in order to locate the Ubuntu’s ISO image file.

Browse into your computer’s hard drive directory, probably at your “Downloads” folder, locate ubuntu-12.04-desktop-amd64.iso and click “Open“.

Select USB Drive and the locate the approriate letter that matches in your flash drive. Eventually, hit “OK” button to start the conversion of your flash drive into a fully operational and bootable media including Ubuntu 12.04 64bit.

Please wait a couple of minutes while the USB flash disk is getting ready.

Congrats! Operation successfully completed! Now you have Ubuntu 12.04 inside your flash disk. Reboot your computer and boot from USB.

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