Quote: Originally Posted by whs
What you need for the thumbnails is a better graphics card. Else you can set it to "Always show icons". But the delay should only be for the first time you open them in that session. After that, they should be cached in RAM (provided you have enough RAM for caching).
I already have a mighty graphics card. Windows XP could load this whole mess of files bam instantly, but I suspect Windows 7 is trying to do some additional processing or something that I don't need. Might there be some way to turn this off?
As for RAM, I have 4 gig but I do a lot of gaming, so that probably puts a bit of a squeeze on it. My old computer had much less RAM and ran the same programs, though, so I don't think RAM is the issue.