How do I install SmartModels in Windows Vista?
Xilinx does not support Windows Vista with SmartModels. The primary reason is that the Synopsys extraction tool does not support Vista. If there is an absolute need to use a machine with Vista Operating system, you can try installing the SmartModels (Refer to the Synthesis and Simulation Guide) on an XP machine and copy it over to the Vista machine.
Synthesis and Simulation Guide: