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Visual Studio 2005 and the vaporized Immediate Window

Today I reinstalled my development virtual machine. For a couple of ‘legacy’ software packages I must have Visual Studio 2005 installed as well. Debugging one of those software packages mentioned above, I wanted to ‘hack my runtime’ using the Immediate Window. It wasn’t there!
Since I always have the Immediate Window activated, I cannot remember the shortcut for it (Ctrl+Alt+I :) ). Looking for the menu item to activate it (yes, of course, in the Debug menu) it appeared to be gone. Sadly this is a known bug. The only way to get it back into the menu is using the Tools menu, click Customize, select the Commands tab, choose for Debug commands and drag Immediate onto the toolbar.
For some kind of overview:
I simply assume nobody likes it either :)