Windows Movie Maker Free Archived Download

Windows Movie Maker is a free video editing program that allows users to create, edit & share videos. As of 2018, however, the download source has changed. This website shows you how to complete your Windows Movie Maker download from an archived source. Windows Movie Maker is a part of the Windows Live Essentials software package, but has been discontinued as of January 2017 and is no longer available for download from the Microsoft website. Luckily, we have saved the links to the archived files for you, and all you have to do is choose your language and you will be linked to the Windows Movie Maker download URL.

Windows Live Essentials 2012

Includes Windows Movie Maker
Version 16.4.3528.331

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Frequently Asked Questions about Windows Movie Maker

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Windows System Requirements for Windows Movie Maker

Operating system 32- or 64-bit version of Windows 7, or 32- or 64-bit version of Windows 8, or 32- or 64-bit version of Windows 10, or Windows Server 2008 R2.
Processor 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 support. SSE2 is supported on Pentium 4 processors or newer, and AMD K8 processors or newer.
Memory 1 GB of RAM or higher
Resolution 1024 × 576 minimum
Internet connection Online services require dial-up or high-speed Internet access (provided separately—local or long-distance charges might apply). High-speed Internet access is recommended for some features.
Graphics card Windows Movie Maker requires a graphics card that supports DirectX 9.0c or higher and Shader Model 2 or higher. For DirectX 9 hardware on Windows 7, go to Windows Update.

Step-by-Step Download & Installation Instructions

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Step 1

Download the file by clicking on the download link above, and saving it to your hard drive (e.g. Downloads folder)

Step 2

The file is approximately 130 MB and will take several minutes to complete.

Step 3

Once downloading is complete, double click on the file called "wlsetup-all"

Step 4

You will then see a prompt asking if you would like to allow the file to make changes to your device (i.e. install Windows Moive Maker and other Live Essentials software). Click Yes to proceed.

Windows 8 and later:

Windows Vista and earlier:

Step 5

The installation of Windows Live Essentials will commence.

Step 6

The first option during installation asks whether to install Windows Movie Maker only, or all of the Windows Live Essentials software package. This includes software like Messenger, Mail, Writer, OneDrive and the Outlook Connector Pack.

If you choose to install Windows Movie Maker only, click on "Choose the programs you want to install" and select "Photo Gallery and Movie Maker"

Step 7

Click on "Install" and your installer will install the files into your system.

Step 8

Once your installation is complete, you will see the following screen. Click close and you can now launch Windows Movie Maker!

That's it!

Look for the Windows Movie Maker icon in the start menu and start making movies!

Is this download safe? Are there any viruses, malware, adware or spyware?

This download is completely safe as it is the unaltered, original installation file that was released by Microsoft. The download button links to, which continues to host the original installation file that was released by Microsoft before it was discontinued. How can you be absolutely sure? After downloading the file, right click on the icon and click on properties. Go to the Digital Signatures tab and you will be able to verify that this file is indeed the original file released by the software publisher (i.e. Microsoft Corporation) and not altered by a third party.

Click into the details tab and you will see additional information confirming that the publisher is indeed Microsoft Corporation. If you find any files that do not show Microsoft as the publisher, DO NOT INSTALL the file as it is not the original.

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How was the download? Were you able to install the program successfully? Let us know in the comments below!

  • Ιωσήφ - 2018-02-15

    thank you very much

  • Davind Burks Taylor - 2018-02-15

    Bless you for this!

  • MLP Ribbon Hooves - 2018-02-12

    Thanks for uploading this, After Windows Live was stopped, it was actually quite devastating. I use this software so much, it was pretty much what I always went to my mom's Windows 7 PC for! It's a really fun program to be honest. Plus, it's actually really small of a program, meaning I can just install it to a tiny laptop, such as my Windows 8 Asus laptop. ^w^

  • Dolphin - 2018-01-30

    Yes, I was able to download Window Movie Maker to my computer. I have done anything with it yet. I will came again to let you know my opinion soon.

  • IPleadthe2nd - 2018-01-28

    I love this application. Thank you for keeping it alive.

  • Lauris Sams - 2018-01-17

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  • Antonis Lasettas - 2018-01-13

    Thank you very much.

  • γεωργία χα - 2018-01-09

    I need to add subs. Is it offers this feature?

    Thank you

  • Golden Gamer Star - 2018-01-07

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  • Prilou Canard - 2018-01-06

    Thanks so much! Perfectly working on Win 10 even in 2018, this is so great!

  • ايمو الشريف - 2018-01-05

    Very nice and easy to install. I recommend it to beginners like myself.
    Thank you for the service.

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  • kgcat - 2018-01-02

    Thank you! Thank you! Had to reformat my laptop with only the latest install of Win 10 creator and my backed up version of essentials wouldn't install. I did not want to go through a video editor learning curve...I have been using Movie Maker for yeeeeeeeeaarrrs....again, can't thank you enough!!

  • Alan Gorton - 2017-12-31

    So far so good. Thanks so so much. Very much appreciated.

  • Alan Gorton - 2017-12-31

    how big is the file? I'm at 80 mb now?

  • Kane Lester - 2017-12-29


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  • Brandon Marks - 2017-12-21

    i cant believe that they got rid of movie maker back in 2012, i use it to make all my videos on youtube and when i got my new computer i was worried that i couldnt find a version of it but i did, thank you so much

  • Joseph Sneyd Mohamet Wais - 2017-12-19

    thank you
    but i would like to get it free for ever

  • Sylvain LM - 2017-12-17

    I installed movie make but impossible to find it on my computer (windows 7). Even when i launch the ex. file it says movie maker is already installed but nothing when i look for the software. Have you got an idea of how to find it? thx

  • Bradley Culter - 2017-12-14

    I want to thank you very much for doing the work to make this program available. I had used it in 2016 to make and edit a video of an informal talk I had given which I wanted to post on vimeo. Since I'm a video editing novice, I really needed something simple like this to do the task. It worked great. Then 2 months ago, I decided to upgrade my Windows 7 PC (an HP EliteBook 850 G1) boot drive to use an SSD in the M2 socket and was forced to reimage WIndows 7 from scratch because I couldn't shrink the 1T C: drive due to unmovable files! When I did that, I simply assumed I could reinstall all of my programs including Windows Essential (from my downloads folder). But I was wrong! The downloads folder contained the 'install from net' version of the Windows Essential software. So I LOST my handy Movie Maker tool. Bummer. Well, today, I found your site and succeeded in restoring my lost and important (though infrequently used) tool. Bless you! I hope I can do something as generous to others someday soon.

  • Amriye Bukheit-Dinong - 2017-12-07

    can it make a pixelated intro? Just asking

  • Amriye Bukheit-Dinong - 2017-12-07

    thanks dude i mean it now i can finally make a new pixelated intro!

  • Eli - 2017-12-06

    is it good?

  • Abdul Hadi Siddiqui - 2017-12-05


  • Anti-Fur - 2017-12-05

    Very nice and easy to install. I recommend it to beginners like myself.
    Thank you for the service.

  • Marinescu Camelia - 2017-12-03

    super grazzie......

  • fredbear - 2017-11-30

    thank you very much
    mochas grasias

  • Martin Smith - 2017-11-30

    Movavi Video Editor is perhaps the best of the others, though you have to pay. It does not cut off the end of music like WMM later versions; but is clumsier
    for edits.

  • Dingle Hingle - 2017-11-29


  • Mario Cavolo - 2017-11-27

    wow, perfect clean installation, thank you so much, Mario, Hangzhou

  • Kay - 2017-11-16

    Can anybody help? It says it can't download the files. I have over 50GB space left so it's not a storage issue.

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  • fogey50 - 2017-11-13

    I tried to install the download using pick my own programs. When trying to install movie maker only, it would only let me go back. The only way I could get INSTALL box to highlight
    was to include google drive 1 and movie maker. Clicked install.
    Also installed the UXCore.dll that was needed in my computer.
    All that I can get to come up on my computer is Windows Essentials. Movie maker is nowhere to be found.
    Thank you.

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  • Faiz Alam - 2017-11-13

    thanks for this lovely tools..

  • Crosseyedone - 2017-11-01

    Thanks mate

  • Valdet Vali Kamberi - 2017-10-27

    it downloads so slow i hate it :(

  • ayylea - 2017-10-23

    yep this is legit. thank you

  • رؤى الوهيبي - 2017-10-15

    that is really helpful ! thank you !

  • Michael Mayhew (MarioStar621) - 2017-10-08

    Is this safe from viruses? I am suspicious of this free download...

  • Iron Head - 2017-09-26

    Sept. 26, 2017, got it... works great. Thank you very much.

  • Irfan Jaffri - 2017-09-22

    how to download windw movie makeer

  • may - 2017-08-26

    I try to download many times the last 2 days; halfway through it always stopped and when i tried to resume it, it just failed.
    Any idea?

  • Michael Cummings - 2017-08-21

    Thank you. Lots of sites offering a trial period with limited capabilities and then want $$. Good for you! Mucho gracias!

  • Chicken-Sama - 2017-07-15

    is this legit? please.. please.. please I hope this is safe T-T I dont want to be scam again huhuhuhu

  • Sonja Kujanpää - 2017-07-02

    Win 10. I try to download all, but none of them appear though download was apparently succesful. I try again and it won't let me bc they apparently are already installed. still i see none on my Computer and therefore cant use. First time i got some files but it seemed to miss parts, like .exe for movie maker? Deleted these and tried again and got the problem descibed above

  • Randy - 2017-06-24

    Fast and safe download. No virus or adware.