I am a Windows user who will very shortly be moving over to Mac...I will however need to continue running Windows for a few applications as well as for work where we use proprietary Windows based software... To prepare for the migration I decided to install VirtualBox on my Windows 7 laptop and then try to install Windows 8 as a VirtualBox VM... While I got most of the way through I am now stuck... 1. I got VirtualBox installed without any issues. 2. I successfully downloaded the Windows 8 ISO file and created a bootable USB drive using the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool. 3. The problem I am having is getting VirtualBox to boot / recognize the bootable USB drive that I created (I even tried the suggested trick of created a vmdk file but could not get that to work either). And, while I could simply create a bootable DVD as my laptop does have a DVD drive I am trying to avoid this as my MBA will not have such a drive. Would therefore appreciate someone helping me out with this. Thanks, Joel PS. As an aside, I noticed that VirtualBox has the capability to install OS X as a VM....has anyone tried this and, if yes, what was the result.