How to create thumbnails in Win 7 64 bit explorer

I would like to view thumbnail images in Windows explorer.  Microsoft had the update, but it was necessary to first validate my copy of Win 7.  When I tried to validate, the response was "This version of Genuine Advantage Validation Tool is no longer supported".  I could not find a newer version of the Genuine Advantage Validation Tool.    Many of my picture files from XP are identified by numbers, so I have to open them one by one to find the right one.  So, how do I enable thumbnails in explorer?
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KimputerCommented:
This link tells you a lot about thumbnails win Win7:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/11738-thumbnail-previews-enable-disable.html

For image browsing, I rather like XNview though (free)
http://www.xnview.com/en/index.php
That's because you can set the thumbnail size yourself.
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GlenAJAuthor Commented:
Thanks,  I wasn't quite what I'd hoped for, but it works.  I went
with XNview
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GlenAJAuthor Commented:
Thanks,  I wasn't quite what I'd hoped for, but will work.  I went
with XNview
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