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It depends how it fails. Most of the time, a failed flash is due to either a faulty drive or adapter. Retry. Then try with another adaptor, drive or card and usb port.
If you're flashing from an url and it fails, try downloading the file first and flash it again from file.
Sometimes, things might go wrong, and you end up with a half-flashed drive that is unusable by your operating systems, and common graphical tools might even refuse to get it back to a normal state. To solve these kinds of problems, we've collected a list of fail-proof methods to completely erase your drive in major operating systems.
Etcher works on Microsoft Windows 10 and later, Linux (most distros) and macOS 10.10 (Yosemite) and later. Make sure you download the correct version from our downloads section.
For Windows 7, 8 or 32 bits, the latest compatible version of Etcher is v7.9.0.
No. But keep in mind that Etcher will erase the whole drive and replace the data.
Yes, as long as the file your flashing is bootable.
Windows images are not bootable without extra treatment that etcher is not designed to do. If you need to make a bootable disk for windows you can find more information in our documentation.