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Pros If a computer needs to have Linux installed temporarily, Wubi is easier to remove without leaving obvious traces. Without Wubi, you need to re-enlarge the Windows partition and restore the Windows bootloader. With Wubi, you just use the supplied uninstaller. You can even temporarily hide the Ubuntu entry from the Windows bootloader. For someone who ...
wubi has not seen any active development over the last couple of years, so I would advise against using it if you want to be future-proof. Having said that, I would also advise to install Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS as the version numbering in Ubuntu works differently from Windows and the latest is not necessarily the greatest... (E.G. the most stable version...) ...
I had a quick look around and it appears that there is a bug in GRUB2 that causes it to have problems booting from NTFS partitions (source): It seems the newer kernels (2.6.31-19 and up) and Grub2 had a strange incompatibility when trying to boot from NTFS. In this write-up, they mention that the cause of the problem is: To be able to boot ...
As far as I know, it is not possible, at least not yet anyway.
One of the limitations of Wubi is that Ubuntu is installed in a disk image file that resides on one of your Windows hard drives, so you can't use a fancy partitioning scheme. If there is no more space left on you Windows machine to increase the size of the disk image you won't be able to install software or download files in Ubuntu. But as @Antigona pointed ...
Based on a quick google search it looks like wubi has never worked for installing Ultimate Linux.
If you have things on the Ubuntu installation that you want to access in the future, then I would avoid Rory Alsop's suggestion; otherwise, his is the easiest way if you don't mind losing everything you have. One nice thing about Linux is that the configurations, preferences, etc, are all in files that can be copied, unlike windows with its registry. So, ...
If you do want to remove windows, I would suggest a simpler, and far less risky way: back up everything you want to keep buy or make an Ubuntu install CD run the install CD when given the options, choose 'use full hard disk' for your install, and just go with all the defaults this will remove the windows partition anyway and set up partitions for Ubuntu.
Fedora cannot do that. Aside from Ubuntu, none of the distributions that I can recall can do that. The easiest way possible would be with a LiveUSB drive.
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