Soloman, make sure you have the latest drivers for your gfx card! Oh, and try changing the display driver from OpenGL to DirectX (or the other way round).
JohnnyRandom: Its not only hobyists who buy 3ds and refuse a subscription, small businesses do too. All I am saying is that if there is a solution available, why keep it for a select few?
If you must, then release JUST those parts which fix Max for Vista, and keep the “Productivity” bits for the subscribers.