Does this site still answer questions on WUBI ?

WUBI no longer works on win 8+, I don't see too many questions pop up about it these days, but, should I flag them as off topic ? Many users have Win 7 and WUBI works there.


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The short answer

wubi is a bit like leaded petrol: yes, back in the time it was a great idea and solved some unique problems, but on the other hand, it also created some new ones, so better leave it where it belongs: in history.

The long answer

wubi doesn't support UEFI, so it doesn't support some Win7 and definitely no Win8, Win10 OEM-installed Windows versions. Also, the last Ubuntu that came with wubi out of the box was 13.10 (which is EOL).

Having said all that, this is a free, libre and open community and you can do whatever you want: if you want to support it, go ahead and if you take a strong stance that you will support it, I even want to help you and I'll send all wubi-related questions, that I come across, to you from the chat room here: just drop by once every 24 hours so that your handle gets remembered by the room.

Me, on the other hand, all dressed up in an encounter suit, won't touch it even when armed with a 10-foot pole and a PPG ... ;-)

  • Thanks for the reply, I too am not a component of WUBI so won't be answering questions on it directly as I have no experience with it, guess it is still on topic here, so I will just let the questions be.
    – Mark Kirby
    Commented Aug 3, 2015 at 7:51
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    I hope you're neither a component nor a proponent of wubi. IMHO if you see wubi and Windows 7/8/10: duplicate to: How to Install Ubuntu
    – Fabby
    Commented Aug 3, 2015 at 8:13

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