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Upgrade or Install?
Use the appropriate utility to verify the image checksum.
Use the [command]#dd# utility to write the image.
Using the *Fedora Media Writer* is highly recommended for everybody, because it offers a reliable way to create a live USB stick for Fedora installation.
Verifying checksums on Linux and OSX systems
Verifying checksums on Windows systems
Verifying the Downloaded Image
When prompted, select the ISO image of {PRODUCT} to be burned, and the CD or DVD burner with a blank disc inside (if you have more than one drive).
Writing the images to USB media
Writing the ISO image to the USB Media.
You can also choose a Fedora _Spin_ featuring favorite alternative desktops or tools for specialized tasks at link:++https://spins.fedoraproject.org++[].
You can upgrade to the latest version of Fedora manually instead of relying on [application]*dnf system upgrade*. This involves booting the installer as if you were performing a clean installation, letting it detect your existing Fedora system, and overwriting the root partition while preserving data on other partitions and volumes. The same process can also be used to reinstall the system, if you need to. For detailed information, see xref:advanced/Upgrading_Your_Current_System.adoc#sect-upgrading-fedora-manual-reinstall[Manual System Upgrade or Reinstallation].