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.