The final release of the VS 2005 update for Windows Vista is available for download.

Windows Vista improves overall quality, security, and reliability from previous versions of Windows. While there were many investments to ensure backward compatibility of applications running on Windows Vista but an impact on Visual Studio 2005 could not be fully contained. The Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista addresses areas of Visual Studio impacted by Vista enhancements.

Please download the update and follow the guidance – this will alleviate most of the issues of running and developing apps using Visual studio 2005 on Windows Vista.