Thank you both! I really preferred Wizard's fix over having to add a new program to for something that was never broken in the first place.
Wizard, I tried that and everything else mentioned in that linked thread... everything and then some. Unfortunately Nothing worked for me.
Frankie, I'd seen MysticThumbs during all that time I spent trying to fix this and I didn't even want to try it as apparently it costs money now. Thank you for the LastFreeware link, I'll keep that site in mind in the future too!
MysticThumbs fixed it!! YAY!! Really appreciate that you guys! now I can get back to what I was doing!
Stardock really should address this issue! Caused me a lot of frustration.