I can't believe this... I have been downgrading to Visual C++ 2003 Standard because I find 2005 to be quite unstable for C++ work. I installed VC++ 2003 and I went to Microsoft's website to download the VC++ Toolkit 2003 for compiler optimization, etc, a tool they gave out for free not even a year or so ago? On their download page, I read this...
"The Visual C++ Toolkit 2003 has been replaced by Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition. Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition provides a complete integrated development and debugging environment making it the easiest way to create powerful applications using the C/C++ language. Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition also contains an enhanced version of the C/C++ optimizing compiler for the fastest executables. Best of all, the Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition is completely free!"
I didn't ask for that! Is there a mirror download website or something? This is really killing work right now. Also, Visual Studio 2003 just released a service pack a few weeks ago (yeah, no convert over to VS2005 here). Any chance that this includes what was given on the toolkit?