CUDA 2.X and VS 2008 on vista

I downloaded and isntalled CUDA drivers, and the SDK, etc… I try to compile the examples provided on VS 2008 C++, however they fail. I manage to run the executable examples in my notebook, so I think it should be CUDA compatible; indeed it has a nVIDA 8400 GS.
Is VS2008 C++ compatible with CUDA 2.X

2.1 beta