A hotfix has been issued for those of you trying to do sample profiling on Intel’s Nehalem-based processors, the most recently released being the Intel Core i7 family.  Previously, trying to do so would result in a blue screen of death (i.e. Windows crash, machine lockup and reboot).  Not very useful.  With this patch, sampling should work as usual.

If you’re running Visual Studio 2008 SP1…

If you’re running Visual Studio 2005 SP1…

[Chris Schmich]