I was reading Tim Sneath's blog today and noticed his post on the release of a Visual Studio 2005 Update for Windows Vista was released. It is a recommenced update for anybody using both of these products.
The final release of the VS 2005 update for Windows Vista is now available. This update fixes most of the issues that you may have faced with running Visual Studio 2005 on Windows Vista. Install Visual Studio 2005, the Service Pack 1 update, and then the Windows Vista update to get a fully-supported developer environment.
It is a pretty quick update, I updated my laptop as I was writing this post.