After cleaning my house, I needed to go through the painstaking process of getting my dev environment up and running on Vista. Here's what I got installed and the order I did it.
Here's the order:
That's it. Total time? Two days. Will not exactly 48 hours but spent half the time looking for answers to get all the parts working, esp. the MCSF dependencies. If you're not interested in the MCSF components, then you can stop at 8.