If you are looking to download Etcher in your system then this article will guide you with it. You might have gone through various websites to get a step-by-step guide for downloading and installing Etcher. But here we are going to discuss How to Download and Install Etcher on Windows 10 and How we can create a Bootable USB Drive also.
Etcher is free and open-source utility software that is used for burning images as well as a zipped folder to make live SD cards and USB flash drive. It is now known Balena Etcher as its name was changed in October’s last year. It holds a license of “Apache license 2.0” and is developed under Belena. The latest version of Etcher is 1.4.9.
What are the Features Of Etcher?
Etcher offers various features to its users and is used with the help of a graphical user interface as of now. However, developers are working on a command-line interface and the new version of the software might see the usage of it.
As we have discussed above that Etcher is required to burn image files of ISO and IMG files and zip files to make SD cards and USB flash drive. Etcher in the future is looking to come up with more advanced features like reading for persistent storage so that the live SD card or USB flash drive can be used as a hard drive. Moreover, the software will see supporting multiple boot partitions.
Now that you have known about the various features that the software offers we will now go straight to the download process of the software then we will see how to create a bootable drive using it.
Download Etcher on Your System
Step 1: Open your browser, search for Etcher and open the link from balena.io
Step 2: Then click on “Download for Windows (x84/x64)” to download Etcher.
Step 3: Save the download file on the desired location. If you are using Google Chrome then you will find the downloaded file on the “Download Folder”.
Step 4: Open the setup file to run the installation. With this your installation process gets over, enjoy!
How to Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive
Now that you have known about How to Download and Install Etcher on Windows 10. Now let us discuss the steps to create a bootable USB flash drive using Etcher.
The first thing is to download your OS image file that you like to install. Whether you want to install Windows or Ubuntu. You can download .iso or .img file from internet. Click here to Download Ubuntu Disc Image (ISO File).
After you have downloaded the ISO File, follow these steps to create a Bootable USB Flash Drive using Etcher.
Step 1: After your installation process is completed while opening the software you will be asked to select an ISO File. Click on the “Select Image” option and look at the ISO file you want to flash.
Step 2: You will be asked to select a Pendrive. Connect the USB Pendrive with the software to write an ISO file on it. The image shown below will help you more.
Step 3: After that just click on “Flash” and the software will do the rest. Once, the process is successfully done you can eject your flash drive.
Make sure you hold your patience as the process might take quite some time and it depends on the size of the ISO file and speeds USB Pendrive. When the process is completed you will be notified that the image is successfully flashed.
Hope by reading this blog you have got to know the various features offered by the Etcher. This is all about How to Download and Install Etcher on Windows 10, along with how to create a Bootable USB Flash Drive. Moreover being free software, Etcher is one of the convenient ways to create a bootable drive. Etcher comes with a very minimal option which will not confuse you at any moment.
If you face any problem while installing or creating a bootable USB flash drive just leave a comment. We are here to help you.