I am considering buying Windows 7 and need to decide between the "Professional" and "Home Premium" editions. The only additional feature in Pro feature listed in Microsoft's comparison table that interests me is Windows XP Mode. I understand this is designed for "productivity software", but is it needed to run games? For example, I have the following games:
  • Starcraft
  • Warcraft 3
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
  • Colin McRae Rally 2.0
  • Colin McRae Rally 2005

Will these run directly under Windows 7 or will I need XP Mode? Is there a website listing such things so I can search for all the software I currently use?