Windows Live Photo Gallery beta updated (ing)

Reports are coming in about an update coming through Windows Updates for the Windows Live Photo Gallery, updating to Beta 2.  I’m not seeing it as yet (Update: I had to “check for updates”, as OneCare won’t let me have “notify but don’t install” checked – new version is installed now, thanks Scott!), but there is a Knowledge Base article.  A couple of interesting tidbits from the KB:

  • Windows Desktop Search is not required for installation.
  • Windows Live Photo Gallery will no longer replace entry points or any icons for the Windows Photo Gallery that is included with Windows Vista

The new build number is Version 2008 – Build 12.0.1299.1010, and included are improvements to the types of files WLPG will open:

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(Thanks Rich!)