I wanted to be able to easily get to a Visual Studio 2008 Command Prompt and run commands from different folders on my machine, essentially like the Command Prompt From Here PowerToy but for Visual Studio. What I ended up doing was taking this information and adapting it, so that you don't need to hold down the shift key. This is what I ended up with:

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`Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00`

``` [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\VS2008 Command Prompt]@="Open VS2008 Command Prompt Here""NoWorkingDirectory"="" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\VS2008 Command Prompt\command]@="C:\\Windows\\System32\\cmd.exe /s /k \"cd \"%1\" && \"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\\VC\\vcvarsall.bat\"\" x86 " [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\VS2008 Command Prompt]@="Open VS2008 Command Prompt Here""NoWorkingDirectory"="" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\VS2008 Command Prompt\command]@="C:\\Windows\\System32\\cmd.exe /s /k \"cd \"%1\" && \"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\\VC\\vcvarsall.bat\"\" x86 " [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\VS2008 Command Prompt]@="Open VS2008 Command Prompt Here""NoWorkingDirectory"="" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\VS2008 Command Prompt\command]@="C:\\Windows\\System32\\cmd.exe /s /k \"cd \"%1\" && \"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\\VC\\vcvarsall.bat\"\" x86 " ```

Like the original version, it assumes that Visual Studio is installed in the default locations.  But it is proving very useful...