How to install Windows Movie Maker on Windows 10 and 11

Although it is true that the basic video editing applications have been transferred to mobile phones, precisely to edit videos from TikTok, Instagram or Facebook, or also to adapt material to share in messaging applications, doing this task from a computer still keeps its charms.

Especially if you use a very friendly video editor like Windows Movie Maker, something that former users of this Microsoft program can attest to.

In effect, Windows Movie Maker was discontinued by Microsoft over a decade ago. Its latest official version was distributed for free in the Windows Essentials 2012 suite, along with other disappeared programs such as Windows Live Writer and Windows Live Messenger.

However, it is a program that continues to work on all versions of Windows released to this day. For a hassle free installation it is only necessary to download its executable file from a trusted source. This is what the Internet Archive offers us, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving digital documents, including files containing software.

How to download and install Windows Movie Maker on Windows 10 and 11

Because the Internet Archive is open access, it’s easy to obtain and download your copy of Windows Essentials 2012, the suite that contains Windows Movie Maker. From there, you just have to follow a few steps to have this program on our computers. Here we show them to you.

First, go from your web browser to the Internet Archive ( page where the latest Windows Essentials 2012 English language update released in 2018 is posted all_201802.

Next, scroll to the right side of the page and in the Download Options section, click on WINDOWS EXECUTABLE.

Download this file to your PC and run it. Next, authorize the permissions requested by the product installation wizard.

In the window that opens, click Choose the programs you want to install. Uncheck all the boxes except Photo Gallery and Movie Maker and click Install.

Wait for the process to finish and ignore the warning that the installation could not be carried out. As a next step, close the installation window.

To open Windows Movie Maker you will only have to enter the Start menu, since a direct access to this program will have been recently added.

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