Can I create a Windows 7 Usb (to install windows 7 using a usb stick) (using the "Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool" microsoft tool) using a virtual machine with Windows 7 ? I have a core 2 Quad,and 8 GB ram, shouldn't be any problem to use the "Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool " microsoft tool on the Windows 7 virtual machine, no ? Download the iso (in my case i need both x32 and x64) , install virtualbox or vmware , and install windows 7. Then run the virtual machine,copy the iso to the machine,download the tool and execute it. Having enough memory, shouldn't be any problem , no ? ( I mean, it is possible to use a virtual machine to create a Windows 7 usb , using microsoft's "Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool". I have to do this , because i only have linux (debian) , and my dvd writer doesn't work (i am trying to decide what burner buy. A liteon iHAS624 seems very good option , or a Asus DRW-24B3LT),and although i will buy a new one,if i can use a usb stick, perhaps is an easier way (and k3b in linux have given me some problems,and use imgburn from a virtual machine to burn the iso , i don't now if is possible or wise). The usb created is like a dvd , so there is not difference in the installation at all, and i could use it to install Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit i ¡n my Desktop pc,like i would do with a netbook. I suppose that if this method isn't as good as use a dvd , microsoft wouldn't created it,so i can be totally confident with it to install windows 7 in my pc, that i use mostly for work - 3D - CG / Games,like if used a dvd burned with k3b.