Nostalgia… Sometimes we remember excellent programs that did their job efficiently. And the worst thing is that we do not understand why they have been canceled by their developers. Indeed, innovation is often necessary. However, sometimes it is not the case. Today we will talk about a program that falls into that category of programs that should not have been discontinued. Undoubtedly, Windows Movie Maker was a very effective working tool. But in 2017, Microsoft decided to abandon its development. So today we will learn how to install Windows Movie Maker on Windows 10.
What is Windows Movie Maker
This is an application released by Windows in 2000. Its main function is to view and edit videos with a very friendly interface. The tool enjoyed a lot of popularity. Especially for its ease of use. However, as we said, it was discontinued years ago.
How to download and install it.
Windows Movie Maker was part of Windows Essentials 2012. And according to Microsoft, it is no longer available for download. In addition, the sites that offer to download it, are often unreliable. In fact, they do not provide authentic programs and often include malicious software. But don’t worry. This time, we’ll turn to the Internet Archive. A portal is well known for the content it provides. Since it includes more than two million free books. But it also stores old versions of web pages and applications, movies, or music. So, it is a recognized library. So the downloaded content is legitimate and free of infections. Follow the steps below to download Windows Movie Maker.
- Windows Movie Maker belongs to the 2012 version of Windows Live Essentials. Therefore, it is necessary to go to the specific page of this software. Once there, two download options are shown. Both torrent and executable files. Both options are valid.
- Please note that it is a complete package. It includes the following programs: Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Mail, Writer, OneDrive, and a Messenger that, according to Archive.org, is no longer functional. Therefore, if you only want Movie Maker, then you only have to check the second option. In addition, Photo Gallery and Movie Maker are part of the same package. So you will also have a photo program.
- Now, there is likely to be some error warning. It may even appear that the program did not install successfully. However, just go to the start menu to verify that it was successfully installed.
Alright nostalgic, we have seen how to install Windows Movie Maker in Windows 10. Once again you can enjoy this simple, but excellent video editor. See you later!