The only thing that seems to work for me is I have to disable all thumbnail views of everything in control panel, folder options, view, do not show thumbnails, and then win 7 runs fine. Enable thumbnail viewing along with name and get the error message about the com surrogate crashing constantly and after so many explorer needs to re-start.
Has there been a fix to not having to disable the thumbnails because I work with a great deal of pictures and it really is an issue not to be able to see them when picking out a folder and pick as needed in the folder when you have thousands and they are numbered. Right now have to turn on the picture viewer with microsoft and then scroll through all of them which is a major waste of time. Running 32 bit version.