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   <div class="step-image">[[!img install/inc/infography/plug-usb.png link="no" alt="USB stick plugged in the computer"]]</div>
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1. Plug in the USB stick on which you want to install Tails.

   <div class="caution"><p>All the data on this USB stick will be lost.</p></div>

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1. <p class="mac">
   Open <span class="application">Finder</span> and choose
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   <span class="application">Etcher</span> in
   <span class="guilabel">Applications</span>.
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   </p>

   <p class="windows">
   Open the <span class="application">Etcher</span> download.
   </p>
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   At the security warning, confirm that you want to open
   <span class="application">Etcher</span>.

   <span class="application">Etcher</span> starts.

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   [[!img install/inc/screenshots/etcher_in_mac.png class="mac" link="no" alt=""]]
   [[!img install/inc/screenshots/etcher_in_windows.png class="windows" link="no" alt=""]]
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1. Click the <span class="button">Select image</span> button.

   Choose the USB image that you downloaded earlier.

1. Etcher should automatically select your USB stick. Otherwise, click the
   <span class="button">Change</span> link to choose a different USB stick.

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   <div class="step-image">[[!img install/inc/infography/install-tails.png link="no" alt="USB image installed on USB stick"]]</div>
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1. Click <span class="button">Flash</span>.

   Enter your password if you are asked for it.

   The installation takes a few minutes.

   After installing Tails, <span class="application">Etcher</span> verifies the
   installation.

1. Close <span class="application">Etcher</span>.
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   <p class="mac">
   If a notification about the USB stick not being readable appears,
   click <span class="button">Eject</span> to eject the USB stick.
   </p>