Some people tend to live by the mantra "don't touch it until Service Pack 1". Me, I'm more of a beta 2 kinda guy - anything earlier is just too much pain, anything later and I'm convinced that all the cool kids are laughing at me...

Anyway. Here I am, learning to live with Windows Vista Beta 2, finding my way around, and reinstalling all my software. The first hurdle I hit was getting Daemon Tools to install, which was somewhat problematic as I keep most of my other software as ISO images on a portable hard drive.

The solution?  Well, it seems version 3.33 of Daemon Tools, which is still available from their archives, will work on Vista (I'm running build 5384), but you must first disable the User Account Protection (UAP) feature of Vista, which is designed to prevent you from doing anything silly and inadvertently screwing up your PC. So, remember to turn it back on afterwards, and don't come crying to me if anything goes amiss during the install...

Update 19 Nov 2006: This blog entry still gets an anomalously large number of page impressions, so I thought I would mention that version 4.0.6 of Daemon Tools offers full Vista support.