This tutorial will show you the steps needed to install Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx via Wubi within your existing Windows environment. Wubi is an Ubuntu installer that lets you install a full-fledged Ubuntu Linux within Windows without changing your Windows systems.
This is a great way to experience Ubuntu without the need for a new computer. It lets you install Ubuntu like normal Windows applications. Once you’re done testing and exploring Ubuntu, go ahead an uninstall it like you would with any Windows application.
Installing Ubuntu 10.04 via Wubi:
From within your Windows system, click here to download Wubi with Ubuntu 10.04
Choose your default Language and create a username and password for the system. Once done, click Install.
Ubuntu 10.04 ISO image will be downloaded and installed.
After the installation, select Reboot now to restart your system.
At the boot prompt, select Ubuntu to start Ubuntu. This will allow you to boot into Ubuntu and experience it without affecting your Windows system.
Login to Ubuntu
A complete Ubuntu installation. It performs as if it was installed on its own partition.
To uninstall Ubuntu, go to Add/Remove applet from the Control Panel and select to remove.
Click the Uninstall button
That’s all to it. Your Windows system to return back to where it was before installing Ubuntu.