Windows Live Photo Gallery Problem on Vista

  mooly 08:20 16 Jan 11

More a quirk than a real problem. I am running Vista HP 32 bit.

I added WLPG from the MS Live Essentials optional update... just WLPG, nothing else. It works great and I like the program.

If anyone is using WLPG it would be good if you could confirm this... and even if your using it on W7 perhaps.

One strange problem...
I search for a picture by using Vistas search/run box (the orb) and then I left click the picture file. What happens is that it appears to open WLPG for about half a second (I see the WLPG Loading screen) and then immediately get the Windows "Failure" sound and I am returned to the desktop.
Any pictures opens normally from the picture folder or from WLPG.
Those same pictures open if I repeat the first step but right click and choose "open", it then opening with WLPG as normal.

However using the searchbox is a valid route and it should work. I just suspect this is a peculiarity of the program when added to Vista.

The Vista install is fully updated ,SP1 and SP2 and has not been tweaked with reg cleaners etc.

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