I've been following another thread, which was marked solved for this problem, but the solution described was not explained well enough for me to understand and implement it.
Basically when you double click on a jpg file on the desktop the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer will open briefly and preview and then close. If you move the file to a regular folder it will then open properly with a double click. If you right click on the file and pick open with windows picture and fax viewer it will open. If you then choose choose programs you can even click to say that you want it always to use thie program, however, oddly enough when you go back to double click nothing happens. If you right click and then pick the properties menu and then choose change program you find that open with windows picture viewer is high lighted and there is a check box in use this program always. It is greyed out so it can not be changed.
Anyone have any solutions, please copy firstname.lastname@example.org