viewing pdf images in W7

Subject: viewing pdf images in W7
From: Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2016 17:52:39 +0000 (UTC)

Operating System question.
In my group of three tech writers, I'm still with Windows XP (long story short, corporate decision), while my two co-writers are both on Windows 7 platforms. It doesn't bother me and even has at least one advantage.

That advantage is in Windows XP, where I can view images saved as pdf files directly when using the View "Thumbnails" option while in Windows Explorer.
In Windows 7, this cannot be done. That is, the thumbnails for pdf files (anything as a pdf) displays only an icon of a sheet of paper with the letters "pdf".
Is there a setting to change in Windows 7 to make it like Windows XP (at least in this respect)?
-- Ken in Atlanta
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