Strollin, I have already installed Win 7 64 Ultimate on a hard drive and installed the virtual machine and XP Pro. My main concern was running Outlook Express. I have the store folder on G drive in folder OE. Running the virtual XP, it won't let me select that folder as my store folder. If I could make a virtual machine out of my existing XP system and run it under Win 7 when needed, that would solve my problem. Eventually I will upgrade my other software to Win 7 64 bit versions.