thanks for the help...
Ya I knew about that way, but thought someone might have another trick for Windows 7
I'm pretty familiar with windows and I still cannot understand why MS thinks its so much better to change things that have worked very well since before winXP.
I mean all a person had to do was right click on an image to get to the procedures to assign default options to images. Now when you do that there's no WPV (Windows photo Viewer) option for certain images (like .gif).... why?
(I'm not really sure why these photos are not popping up in your forum, they always have before, but now they're not, so right click on them and open them in a new window, to view) http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/9628/30429767.jpg
So Ok here's what happens when doing it your way...
I go into START > DEFAULT PROGRAMS > and have 2 options to try http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/9585/50379359.jpg
So I ran the top/1st option & it never changed the .GIF settings (from Internet explorer opening the .gif image)
So I ran the 2nd option and it would change the association over to WPV (windows photo viewer). http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/2654/100k.jpg http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/419/102wc.jpg
So it must be an un-changable bug, at least on this one image type (gif)..
MS could really learn something about programming, if they would just step back and look at themselves.. and what they are doing in Windows 7, stay with things that work and build on them, or leave them alone. Simple is always better.