Can’t view images with WinFx Beta 2?


Some folks are hitting an issue where they cannot view images after installing WinFx Beta 2 on Windows XP. We’re currently investigating this issue further, however a work around is available. If you happen to be hitting this problem, please follow these steps:



  1. Uninstall WinFx Beta 2.
  2. Uninstall the WIC redistributable package by running: %windir%\$NtUninstallWIC$\spuninst\spuninst.exe
  3. Reinstall WinFx Beta 2.
  4. (optional) Verify that WindowsCodecs.dll and WindowsCodecsExt.dll are in %windir%\system32.

Thank you everyone who’s reported this issue to us, and who have helped in the investigation of the problem.

Comments (5)

  1. See Robert’s posting if you cannot view images after installing WinFX Beta 2:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/rwlodarc/archive/2006/05/25/607131.asp

  2. If you are having problems where the EID menus don’t drop down, and shortcut keys cause a crash (or opening…

  3. See Robert’s posting if you cannot view images after installing WinFX Beta 2: http://blogs.msdn.com/rwlodarc/archive/2006/05/25/607131.aspx

  4. If you are having problems where the EID menus don’t drop down, and shortcut keys cause a crash (or opening a .csproj causes a crash) in the design surface assembly, be sure to check out this blog entry . It may help. The problem is related to the image