Consolas Font Pack for Visual Studio 2005 or 2008 Released

Two days ago, Microsoft made the Consolas font available for public download for users without Microsoft Windows Vista or Microsoft Office 2007 installed. The Catch to using the freely distributed download is that you must have a licensed copy of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 or 2008 installed on your machine. If you're having problems installing, and you have Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 or 2008 installed, make sure one of the following keys exist:

(32-bit platforms) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftVisualStudio8.0 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftVisualStudio9.0

(64-bit platforms) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftVisualStudio8.0 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftVisualStudio9.0