@foosel Yes, from memory you can just load zip files into etcher.
you're really being no help I've also use third-party programs to try to upload it
Well how am I supposed to know that? You didn't give any details on what you've tried, you just say "windows tells me it's corrupted", well the only time I've had "windows" say anything, is by trying to open disk images in windows explorer. "Windows" has never told me any image is corrupted when using 3rd party image writers because windows doesn't interact with them.
Are you saying the image writing software is giving you an error? Which image writing program tells you it's corrupted? How did you unzip the file? Did you check the CRC of the downloaded file using the hash provided on the download page?
Please list every step you're doing, no matter how small or irrelevant you think it is, and the name of the program you are using to do it.