Fedora has their own Fedora Media Writer for windows and mac. Download it right from the same site you downloaded Fedora from. I’ve had problems with Etcher before, sometimes I’ll even use the raspberry pi writing tool.
Thanks for the tip!
Didn’t know about that.
The issue here wasn’t really about proper .iso burning but something to do with the way the Windows BIOS for UEFI was. Now that i’ve gotten over that problem, next step is install Fedora KDE in a way that if i want to eventually change, it can simply be removed.
See, that’s the other problem… i’m still a distro-hopper! ugh!