Etcher - Creating Bootable Media on Any Operating System
Etcher is a very useful tool for creating bootable Windows OS images from a DVD or other image files. This is particularly useful for those who don't know much about computers or their hardware - like students or people on the move. Etcher can be used for creating bootable USB sticks, CDs, pens and many other items as well. The tool works by reading a series of configuration parameters that describe the device, such as the size of the device and whether it's bootable.
The Etcher software is designed to work with Windows only. Although it comes free with Windows, there are several third party tools that allow users to install etcher to work with Linux, Apple Mac and even UNIX-like operating systems. Etcher was designed to simplify the creation of Windows OS image from hard drive images (usually DVD images) so that users don't have to be a computer expert to create bootable media. Etcher makes this easy even for people who aren't familiar with computers and their hardware, making it possible for them to use Windows even if they're not Windows-savvy.
The Windows version of etcher requires little technical knowledge in order to operate. Etcher uses a graphical user interface to assist the user with installing the image to the desired location, including choosing a USB drive where the bootable media will be stored. Etcher also has an integrated backup feature, allowing the user to copy data from the hard drive before formatting the USB drive with the Etcher software. This feature is very useful for those who have sensitive data or programs which need to be protected. One of the best parts about using Windows to create the bootable media is that it can work on any operating system that features Windows drivers.