22. January 2007 10:32
MiKTeX 2.5 is not designed to be run on Windows Vista. But Microsoft "added some shims to Windows Vista specifically for the MiKTeX 2.5 installer. They do not resolve all the compatibility problems, but they do resolve the UAP-related issues". There remain a few issues, but all in all you will find that MiKTeX 2.5 runs reasonable well on Windows Vista.
The shims only work for MiKTeX 2.5, i.e., before MiKTeX 2.6 can be released, I have to resolve some UAC-related issues. For example, the package installer has to use the UAC consent dialog, because "C:\Program Files" is not writable for the normal user.