Install WUBI on slow Windows PC

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http://askubuntu.com – I tried installing WUBI on a very slow computer running Windows XP. I thought that maybe it would get some extra life out of the computer, but it was so slow that I removed the WUBI and gave up. If I make a partition and install a regular version of Ubuntu to that partition will this give me the result I'm looking for, or is a slow computer just a slow computer! I'm sure it is obvious, but I'm new to linux and not exactly a computer export. (HowTos)