1. darrell reimer's Avatar
    Just did a clean install and then upgrade to Creators build 1703; the old Windows Live Movie Maker is gone and has disappeared into the sunset, forever...

    What is the best free alternative? (I know about all the paid $$$$ ones....)
    I'm still wondering why Microsoft does not have a native movie editing app built into Windows 10; for example: iMovie. My Mac friends laugh about this 'omission'
    03-28-2017 11:41 AM
  2. leonelfunes32's Avatar
    You can still download Windows Essentials from this CNET link - and yes, it's a safe link.

    I don't do much video editing, so Movie Maker is often. A surprisingly good alternative is PowerPoint. Microsoft has this post on how to do it with PowerPoint 2010, but it isn't much different on newer versions.
    03-28-2017 12:18 PM
  3. darrell reimer's Avatar
    You can still download Windows Essentials from this CNET link - and yes, it's a safe link.

    I don't do much video editing, so Movie Maker is often. A surprisingly good alternative is PowerPoint. Microsoft has this post on how to do it with PowerPoint 2010, but it isn't much different on newer versions.
    Thanks for your quick reply, but I had already tried this, and it doesn't work; the install file gets 'stuck', and after about 3 minutes or so, I get an error message. I've tried this on 2 different builds of Windows 10 now, and get the same error...
    Microsoft has ended support for this program; you can't get it anymore from their 'official' site anymore.

    instll-error.jpg
    Attached Files
    03-28-2017 12:37 PM
  4. leonelfunes32's Avatar
    Strange... The CNET link worked well. I installed it earlier this month on a new machine, past the support date.

    2017-03-28.png
    03-28-2017 01:03 PM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Tap in.

    I'm using Movie Maker right now. Guess if I even have to reset or uninstall the program it will be curtains. Curious to see what alternatives come up here.
    03-28-2017 01:04 PM
  6. davidhk129's Avatar
    Just did a clean install and then upgrade to Creators build 1703; the old Windows Live Movie Maker is gone and has disappeared into the sunset, forever...

    What is the best free alternative? (I know about all the paid $$$$ ones....)
    I'm still wondering why Microsoft does not have a native movie editing app built into Windows 10; for example: iMovie. My Mac friends laugh about this 'omission'
    I am running Insider Preview Windows 10 Version 1703 (OS Build 15063.0)

    My Windows Movie Maker is still present and working.
    Not only that, after reading your post, I decided to restore/reinstall Movie Maker 6.0 which is part of Vista.
    It installed fine and is now up an running.
    Now I have both Windows Movie Maker on my system.
    03-28-2017 02:31 PM
  7. darrell reimer's Avatar
    I am running Insider Preview Windows 10 Version 1703 (OS Build 15063.0)

    My Windows Movie Maker is still present and working.
    Not only that, after reading your post, I decided to restore/reinstall Movie Maker 6.0 which is part of Vista.
    It installed fine and is now up an running.
    Now I have both Windows Movie Maker on my system.
    Thanks for your input David. When you do a clean install, you lose Windows Live Movie Maker. I've got 2 other computers at home still running it (for my wife and child). Can you point me to the Vista version 6.0? I tried CNET and found an older version (NOT Windows Live Movie Maker, but just Movie Maker; the icon looks different). I installed it, and it opened up; before I could start using it, I noticed strange things happening on my computer. Right beside my screen cursor, the little 'circle' kept flashing on and off; then...all of my Office apps (Word, Excel, OneNote etc) stopped working. I couldn't get them going no matter how hard I tried, so I uninstalled the Vista version of Movie Maker, and had to reinstall my Office suite. I hope it didn't mess up anything else....
    03-28-2017 07:34 PM
  8. darrell reimer's Avatar
    Still get this:

    error.jpg

    So...after some investigating: the Vista version 6.0 is what I installed earlier, and it's called Movie Maker 2.6 Wow - what a blast from the past; I used this for years making family videos. The placeholders/storyboard along the bottom brought back fond memories! But...earlier today when I installed this, it made my computer go all wonky; I had to uninstall. I'll try installing it on a different drive, and see if this works....
    Last edited by darrell reimer; 03-28-2017 at 10:19 PM.
    03-28-2017 07:45 PM
  9. davidhk129's Avatar
    Still get this:

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    So...after some investigating: the Vista version 6.0 is what I installed earlier, and it's called Movie Maker 2.6 Wow - what a blast from the past; I used this for years making family videos. The placeholders/storyboard along the bottom brought back fond memories! But...earlier today when I installed this, it made my computer go all wonky; I had to uninstall. I'll try installing it on a different drive, and see if this works....
    2.6 Movie Maker was only for Vista and Win 7 machines that were unable to run the "regular" 6.0 WMM.

    I use this link which has both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
    Blaine's Movie Maker Blog: Installing Windows Movie Maker 6.0 on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10

    I have used this link to install 6.0 version for at least 2 years now. I can vouch for it.
    03-28-2017 10:38 PM
  10. davidhk129's Avatar
    A sample of what I just did using WMM 6.0

    wmm-6.0-sample.png
    03-28-2017 11:22 PM
  11. darrell reimer's Avatar
    2.6 Movie Maker was only for Vista and Win 7 machines that were unable to run the "regular" 6.0 WMM.

    I use this link which has both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
    Blaine's Movie Maker Blog: Installing Windows Movie Maker 6.0 on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10

    I have used this link to install 6.0 version for at least 2 years now. I can vouch for it.
    I've got good and bad news:

    The Bad: when I went to the page you recommended, and downloaded Version 6.0, it installed fine, but...when I tried to import all the videos from my Lumia 950 XL, I got a codec error saying it couldn't read my mp4 files.

    The Good: on the same 'Blaine's Movie Maker Blog' page, he has a link to a page where he has the actual Windows Live Essentials install package. I downloaded and chose Movie Maker and Photo Gallery (they come together) and yes...it works just like before! This Movie Maker version reads my mp4's perfectly.
    Thanks for all our help!

    http://movies.blainesville.com/search/label/windows10
    03-29-2017 12:00 AM
  12. davidhk129's Avatar
    I've got good and bad news:

    The Bad: when I went to the page you recommended, and downloaded Version 6.0, it installed fine, but...when I tried to import all the videos from my Lumia 950 XL, I got a codec error saying it couldn't read my mp4 files.

    The Good: on the same 'Blaine's Movie Maker Blog' page, he has a link to a page where he has the actual Windows Live Essentials install package. I downloaded and chose Movie Maker and Photo Gallery (they come together) and yes...it works just like before! This Movie Maker version reads my mp4's perfectly.
    Thanks for all our help!

    Blaine's Movie Maker Blog: windows10
    I have the offline installer saved last year. I got it from https://www.howtogeek.com/286552/how...ds-in-january/How-to Geek website.
    I was to give the link to you but I found out the link no longer allows me to download the offline installer. I thought maybe MS has pulled it.
    So I did not post that link.
    Strange that you have a link that still works.
    03-29-2017 12:48 AM
  13. Stefan Holder's Avatar
    Originally posted by davidhk129
    Originally Posted by darrell reimer
    Just did a clean install and then upgrade to Creators build 1703; the old Windows Live Movie Maker is gone and has disappeared into the sunset, forever...

    What is the best free alternative? (I know about all the paid $$$$ ones....)
    I'm still wondering why Microsoft does not have a native movie editing app built into Windows 10; for example: iMovie. My Mac friends laugh about this 'omission'
    I am running Insider Preview Windows 10 Version 1703 (OS Build 15063.0)

    My Windows Movie Maker is still present and working.
    Not only that, after reading your post, I decided to restore/reinstall Movie Maker 6.0 which is part of Vista.
    It installed fine and is now up an running.
    Now I have both Windows Movie Maker on my system.
    Do you mind sharing the install files for movie maker Vista version?
    03-29-2017 08:02 PM
  14. davidhk129's Avatar
    Do you mind sharing the install files for movie maker Vista version?
    I gave the OP a link to restore/install WMM 6.0 which came with Vista.
    Please go back and check my previous replies.
    03-29-2017 08:16 PM
  15. krisguy's Avatar
    I've been playing with DaVinci Resolve (link) a little bit since I started streaming on Beam last year. It's a linear editor designed for their editing hardware, but they give most of the functionality away for free.
    03-29-2017 11:23 PM
  16. mercyredeems's Avatar
    We have a number of free options and also paid options. it depends on your daily use. Check out these free windows movie maker alternatives.
    11-13-2017 03:56 AM
  17. Aashija Pramod's Avatar
    hi i have successfully installed movie maker and its working fine this is the link for movie maker try https://www.windows-movie-maker-down...s-movie-maker/
    hope this will help everyone thank you
    12-25-2017 12:38 AM
  18. wsoftvn's Avatar
    Just did a clean install and then upgrade to Creators build 1703; the old Windows Live Movie Maker is gone and has disappeared into the sunset, forever...

    What is the best free alternative? (I know about all the paid $$$$ ones....)
    I'm still wondering why Microsoft does not have a native movie editing app built into Windows 10; for example: iMovie. My Mac friends laugh about this 'omission'
    Try this app: http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=oVyz8qQU

    And this is a demo video:
    01-01-2018 08:22 PM
  19. dominusaa's Avatar
    hahahahahaha, I just searched the same questions on google and it recommended some pages, well, I think which is the best alternative of windows movie maler are based on different people, a, share with you, I think the better pages that tells software for windows movie maker alternative after reading a lot pages.
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    Last edited by worldspy99; 03-23-2018 at 10:28 AM. Reason: Removed dead links
    03-23-2018 01:55 AM
  20. Adventurer64's Avatar
    I caved and purchased Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere combo pack for $89 to use on my SP2017. It's not the subscription CC versions. Getting used to Premiere and like it a lot. I've installed on other PC's with no issues.
    03-23-2018 10:48 PM

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