Well, I did some research on my question. I found that Win 7 Pro edition supports XP mode. All other versions above it in the 7 family of OS versions, do as well. So I lucked out and ordered the professional ed. Seems from reading here that the pro edition allows the virtualization of XP as a sort of dual boot from within 7. But requires a download of XP(free(sorta), pro version) that some how resides with this and other upper versions of 7.
One major catch, your CPU has to support virtualization. I'm not sure of the architecture behind this ability, only that the quad core I have supports it.
Seams allot of driver work went into 7, but my old 1st version dual strike force feedback wheel and pedals have yet to be supported with 64bit drivers. Its a game port connective unit. My new system won't even have one(game port), so I'm looking for a card that may(add on pci). I may scour the planet to find the 2nd version of the wheel that uses a USB connection. IDK.
Edited by PCwarrior, 13 December 2009 - 08:07 PM.
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