Try going to tools>options>system options>general there is a selection that you can check to show thumbnail images.
I wonder why uninstalling 2010 turned that toggle off in both my 2011 and 2012 versions. Very odd. Anyway, I have renewed vision to go forth and do battle another day.
You're welcome Carter.
It might be a case where the settings out of the box just have this turned off.
You can save your settings through the copy settings wizard if you feel the need to.