Burn images of your OS to any removable driveInstalling the newest version of Windows or any operating system often requires you to have the boot medium to install from. Most users choose Flash drives since they are very accessible and easy to store and carry around. However, creating a boot image does not imply copying the image to the Flash drive, but rather using specialized software that can create that boot medium using the given installation image.
Enter balenaEtcher, a small but handy application that's used for creating boot mediums for installing various operating systems (such as Windows 10). Etcher is very fast in that regard, offering one of the quickest ways of creating a bootable flash drive or sd drive.
The software has a sleep interface that easy to understand and navigate consisting of a single-window from which you can specify the OS image and the destination drive. Etcher supports the most common image formats such as ISO, IMG, CUE, ZIP, etc.
What's probably most appealing for most users is its simplicity and speed, there aren't many options to tweak around, the whole operation is very straight-forward and fast. If you want to reinstall your Windows 10, for example, all you have to do is download the latest image file from Microsoft, insert your SD card or flash drive, choose the image and the drive and wait for balenaEtcher to finish the process. It's painless, very easy, and does its job. If you're an advanced user and you're looking for more options, Etcher isn't probably what you're looking for.
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May 12, 2021
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