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Windows image previewer freezing after most recent MS updates

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  • Windows 7
  • Security
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August 16, 2012 9:44:48 AM

Before the most recent MS security updates my Windows 7 seemed ok.

After the security updates the image previewer freezes a lot when I'm clicking the arrows to go between images. It'll work fine for a few images and then freeze. Sometimes it'll recover and work after a few moments and other times it says "Loading" forever.

Help please. Thanks.

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August 16, 2012 10:54:25 AM

Studying this problem more I see that Windows is creating 50MB temp files on the hard disk when I preview images even when the images that I'm previewing are less than 1MB. Why is Windows hogging the hard disk bandwidth like this and how can I make it stop?
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August 21, 2012 2:56:29 AM

I wish I could offer some help but I am having the same issue. If I find a solution I will post it here.

I tried something in Windows Explorer and noticed a significant difference in the time it took a picture to load. You can try the following and see if it helps.

1. Open Windows Explorer
2. Click on Tools
3. Click on Folder Options
4. Click on the "View" tab
5. Make sure "Always show icons, never thumbnails" is checked.
6. Click on OK

Let me know if this helps.
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August 28, 2012 2:06:50 AM

Thanks for trying to help, but unfortunately that trick doesn't help with the previews of full images, that trick only helps when looking at groups of thumbnails. Do you have any other suggestions?
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August 28, 2012 6:10:39 PM

No, I have no other suggestions at the moment but will post here if I come across anything.
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