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 2020, 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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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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  • Mega Man Intel - 2021-01-08

    Thanks so much!! Worked with ease, I loved to use Windows Movie Maker rather than the newly updated version of Windows Movie Maker.

  • Seokjinie Heart - 2020-12-28

    at least i can still download for this version..tq

  • spiker8 - 2020-10-04

    Apparently my original post didn't make it. I downloaded and installed successfully (??) Windows Photo Gallery and Movie Maker. However, there is no icon for Movie Maker in the Start Menu or anywhere else. I didn't get any error messages during the installation. Has anyone else run into this issue and found a solution?

  • Willie Matthee - 2020-08-11

    Thanks, I am back in business. Had to close firewall temporarily.

  • Carl Meehan - 2020-07-31

    Download keeps failing, saying "Network error", but there's no problem with my internet connection...?

  • Bobby Quo - 2020-07-23

    Hmm. If im not mistaken worked for me last time, not aint working. :( Haihs..

  • Quiverheart - 2020-07-20

    Is this legit?

  • harcat - 2020-06-21


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  • Alex - 2020-06-17

    This program wont install for me, it just says couldn't install these programs.

  • Roland Rottmayer - 2020-06-15


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  • Julie A Darcy - 2020-05-26

    I downloaded the program today onto my new computer running windows 10 and so far it is running perfectly. I have yet to see if it uploads ok, but I am confident it will. It does look a little different but I am used to seeing it on windows 8. I am so thankful you are doing this as I have tried a few of the newer movie making things and they are too hard for me to learn. I have used this program for about 15 years before they stopped supporting it.

  • name - 2020-05-23

    OMG it works on windows 7 idk if it works on win 10 but still :)))))))))))))))))))))

  • Pradeep Prajapati - 2020-04-19


  • Cyrehd James R. Montenegro - 2020-04-19

    Not working to me

  • martinjsxx - 2020-04-14

    I used the original Windows Movie Maker that I downloaded in 2010-2012 and this is a different program. Totally different look and feel. I doubt it's legitimacy unless Microsoft totally redesigned the program after 2012. Even if it is real, some functions do not work and it often gives an error message that a perfectly good video clip can't be added to a movie because a codec is not available. That never happened with the original Windows Movie Maker.

  • Sha HyZack - 2020-04-07

    This is my new laptop. No issue with the downloading. I`ve been using Movie Maker for many years and it works fine with me. And by the way there`s nothing to do with Microsoft sign in. Overall, ten stars!

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  • ginny - 2020-04-03

    Moviemaker downloaded on windows 10 64bit, had to download Netframework 3.5 or something that. Thanks for keeping this going it saved hours of work.

  • Kake - 2020-04-02

    E - Flamingo (aka Albert)

  • we do stuff qqw - 2020-03-27

    I've completed everything until I get to sign in with live messenger. Failed to connect, check firewall to make sure it's not blocking Windows Live Messenger. I checked, firewall is allowing it to go through. Any suggestions?

  • Bryndan Meyerholt - 2020-03-27

    An image of a Mac Computer is not really the best choice when displaying Windows Software…

  • Arlene Williams - 2020-03-20

    Boo Hoo !! I am so sad so disappointed. Downloaded the wlsetup-all.exe though just cannot get past that 'cos it says that I am downloading another program .... someone please help??? Thank hey!

  • Ali Abdulkareem - 2020-03-19

    many thanks

  • Roeland - 2020-03-04

    After the first download I got the "Couldn't install programs - an unknown error occurred: Error 0x800c0006" message. I looked it up and apparently this problem has to do with a language difference between the program (which was the English version) and my Windows (Dutch). So I checked again and saw that I also could download the Dutch version, which I did.
    After that, the installation went fine and Moviemaker is running perfectly. Thanks!

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  • jdgag Godeb - 2020-02-04

    Not working on my computer. The pictures in the videos has mirror effect and the time line/movie line blurred.

  • Betty Lyrenmann - 2020-01-02

    Flawless download & install. Allowing me to finish editing a movie that I could not complete when my old computer crashed. Very pleased.

  • Shameka Cheek - 2019-12-18

    It works on my pc (windows 10). Thank you.

  • Cindy-Lee Bosch - 2019-12-13

    why do I get the following message: "Couldn't install programs" (an unknown error occurred: Error 0x800c0006

  • Ronald D Caple - 2019-12-06

    After years of searhing Found This...Awesome, and it is not infected

  • Antonio Cordova - 2019-11-24

    Thanks a lot this is the one i was looking for !
    Maraming Salamat

  • EazyE_IsCool - 2019-11-23

    Thank you for hosting this download link! I've been searching everywhere for a FREE video editor without any 30-day trial bull****.

  • limdog - 2019-11-16

    Seems to work fine for me. That thing they gave us with WIn 10 was unacceptable especially as a youtuber. Thanks a bunch for doing this!

  • V. G. Gav. - 2019-10-24

    It works perfect no problem thanks a lot !

  • Larry Odneal - 2019-10-15

    Norton says it's safe.

  • Max Stirner - 2019-09-28


  • DUCK FACE - 2019-09-26

    this better not have any viruses.

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  • Topsy Kretz - 2019-09-10

    Thanks! Works perfectly!

  • skcyclist - 2019-08-31

    This is great, thank you so much! Best, most intuitive movie maker I've found.

  • Patricia Grooms - 2019-08-21

    didnt work

  • beechaku - 2019-07-29

    WoW!!! That's good!

  • PS1 - 2019-07-22

    Sadly, this download did not work for me.

    It seemed to install, but, when I try to use it, (after craeating a desktop shortcut) it reads, "The item MovieMaker. exe that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will no longer work properly. Do you want to delete this shortcut?".

    I'm currently running Win8.1.
    Please point me in the direction of a safe download that works.
    Thanks, in advance.

  • Stanislaw Wisniowiecki - 2019-07-01

    Brilliant. No problems with download and installation. Many thanks.

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  • drjgorman - 2019-06-25

    Nothing! Does not even try to download. No error message.

  • Ismail Tayyip Ersoy - 2019-06-21

    The installer somehow manages to get stuck at 98%. Is there something I should know?

  • Pixelcraftian - 2019-06-06

    Well, thanks for not scamming me.

  • Anthony Francisco - 2019-05-21

    Thanks so much for this. Looked for it everywhere and this is the only one that works.

  • Marco Pas - 2019-05-05

    Works like a charm! Big thumps Up for making this available.

  • ArmandMilieu - 2019-05-01

    Win10 seems ot reject the installation.

    An unknown error occurred

    Does this have to do with the language package? I have no idea.

  • TONHA YIM - 2019-03-17

    let me try first can use good or not i will come to comment again

  • Benthetrainkid - 2019-03-06

    When I try to download the program, it gives me an unknown error. Is there a fix to it?

  • 123321mario - 2019-03-05

    it works, i'm not a bot or anything sketchy it's the real deal

  • waheed - 2019-01-17

    thanks alot my searching is completing here its amazing working i am very happy again thank you very much...

  • Msimisi Maseko - 2018-12-17

    its a cool maker just needs those mouse short cuts like volume increase and rewind/foeard mouse gestures

  • Tyrell-Chan - 2018-12-10

    Why you no work?

  • Patryk (Świętokrzyskie - East) - 2018-11-26

    Works :)_

  • C A Dark - 2018-10-19

    Downloaded ok but can't find the .exe file.

  • Doctor Digital - 2018-09-14

    This download is the official Windows Live Essentials 2012 Package, offline installer version. "wlsetup-all.exe" is a safe legit program. After download, if you Right Click, select properties, you can view the Digital Signature" from Microsoft. This Live Essential package, which includes Windows Live Movie Maker, was offered as a free addition to Windows by Microsoft. Microsoft no longer provides a download from their website, but many who did download the offline installer when it was available, make it available, such as from here. NOTE VERY IMPORTANT, you must have Microsoft .NET 3.5 installed for Movie Maker to run. Those here who complained it does not work need to install .NET 3.5

    I commend those responsible for creating this website, and making Movie Maker available

    Best Regard,
    The Doctor

  • tummyfat - 2018-09-10

    When my Movie Maker in the original package came as part of the computer base files...... ("C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery") it is still in there but has messed up graphics and strange multi-video when I try to open a video file......and also my Photo Gallery has change the start screen whenever I try to open picture slide do just try to put Movie Maker back from another computer that is showing it properly or do I delete Movie Maker from the Photo Gallery file and then what......very confusing.....if I take the download ....where will it put the "new" Movie Maker? ..I will it go Photo Gallery and try to replace?

  • Hala Aljayoussi - 2018-08-14

    Thank you

  • Le_xelm - 2018-08-14

    VERY LEGIT! i promise… i was skeptical at first but it actually works.
    8/14/2018 - USA.

    i actually don't know how to use any other movie making software so i need this to make clips of me gaming on steam.
    i'm currently doing Brawlhalla clips :)
    tyvm !!


  • Kik Eng - 2018-08-08

    thank you very much

  • 커피 - 2018-07-17

    thank u

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  • Laurie Brett - 2018-07-15

    Fantastic! Thank you so much! If other down-loaders are having difficulties, as I did, in finding the actual executable file, you need to do a search for 'Photo Gallery' not 'Windows Movie Maker.' From there it's very easy to create a permanent shortcut to the program. Thanks again...

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  • Maryna Jansen van Vuuren - 2018-06-22

    Hi, I downloaded the trial and then registered and paid the lisence fee in order to export the final video. I received confirmation mail with ref etc to complete the registration, which was successful. Now when I export the final video I get a error message....sorry save export data failed?? When I click close the window to exit or register opens?

    Anyone encountered this. I have a lisence know and still no happiness.

    This is quite urgent....I mail the support team but still awaits feedback and support.

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  • Suzuki da Rider - 2018-06-14

    this archieve failed network error . it already been removed

  • Eric Swank - 2018-06-05

    Great, thank you for the wlsetup-all.exe the wlsetup-web.exe doesn't work anymore. I can attest that this still works to install Windows Movie Maker on Windows 10 version 1803 (x64). Scanned with Malwarebytes and 100% clean.

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  • Loki Secure - 2018-05-22

    IT WORKS!!! Thank you soo much. You're a life saver

  • Regina Ruehling - 2018-05-21

    How do you ad music to your videos. I was able to do that easily with the old version. And how do you stop it from loading all your photos at once.

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  • Montreano Mt - 2018-05-16

    I AGREE WITH Bradley Culter !!!
    Bless you! I hope I can do something as generous to others someday soon.

  • spamswife - 2018-05-08

    Thank the Gods! I have tried so many and they are all to "big" for my purposes. Thank you a million times.

Windows Movie Maker 2019 Download
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Thanks so much for this. Looked for it everywhere and this is the only one that works.
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5/ 5stars
Works like a charm! Big thumps Up for making this available.