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I am trying to install Ubuntu 11.04 on my Core 2 Duo PC using the 'Ubuntu installer for Windows' so that I can dual-boot to Windows 7 (32bit) or Ubuntu 11.04. I already have the x86 alternative ISO with me. I have placed the ISO file in the same folder as the Ubuntu installer EXE. However, the installer doesn't care about the ISO I placed and downloads the amd64 version of ISO.

How do I make the Ubuntu installer for Windows to download & install 32 bit version?

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Answer is in the Wubi guide:

Can I force Wubi to download and install a 32 bit version of Ubuntu?

Yes: either pre-download the appropriate 32 bit ISO manually and place it in the same folder as Wubi.exe or start Wubi with the "--32bit" argument.

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

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