9 Aug 2012
My friend downloaded Wubi.exe from the Ubuntu website, then installed it normally.
It turns out that Wubi installed the 64-bit version of Ubuntu into her laptop, while her laptop has 32-bit CPU.
WTF? FTW??? (Apologize to Wubi team, Wubi is actually a great tool… but this behaviour is just FTW..)
If you are planning to use Wubi, please make sure it installs the right version of Ubuntu.
Wubi installs the 64-bit version of Ubuntu by default, regardless of your CPU…
Here is how you can force Wubi to install the 32-bit version of Ubuntu instead:
From Wubi Guide
To modify arguments, right-click Wubi.exe and select "Create Shortcut". Then right-click the shortcut, select Properties, and modify the Target line, for example: "C:\Documents and Settings\Desktop\wubi.exe" --32bit
Download 32bit ISO and place it in the same folder as Wubi.exe
Just do both of them…