Try putting out the idea to make a codec for WIC to support animated gifs
I also made this because IE took to long to start up.
gifview.exe (Removed, obsolete: see last edit)
Set This as the default program to view gif images. It is written in GDI+, so you can expect the same level functionality as the onw in win XP. As it was written by me, I can taylor it to suit your needs. Source available on request
Someone decided to take the windows XP image viewer, wrap it in an installer, and release it as a patch. Wolfzoon was the one who showed me it, props to him
Windows 7 Gif Viewer Works perfectly
I've looked over it, it seems clean and runs just like it did on XP. This is a much MUCH better option.
The guy who wrote that was sloppy with his reg work and it did not work on my system where D is the main disk. So what could I do? I went over it and re-wrote it from scratch! Notes in source (as always) and a compiled, easy to use installer here
and at the bottom of this post