[Solved] Download Windows Movie Maker on Windows 10

Do you want to download Windows Movie Maker in Windows 10? I was surprised to find my favorite Windows movie maker which I so extensively use to edit videos and make amazing .wmv video files to add to Powerpoint presentations was missing in Windows 10!

Microsoft help reveals Windows movie maker is not supported in Windows 10! Finding a good free video editing software is difficult, and I could not believe how could they not support it in Windows 10!!!

Download Windows 10 Movie Maker

Well here is the fix. Now you can download Windows Essentials 2012 from CNET to get Windows Movie maker, as it has become part of that software suite and needs to be downloaded separately if you really need it. Official Windows Essentials site reveals they no longer offer the Windows Essentials 2012 suite for download, but it will work if already installed. However, it reached end of support on January 10, 2017, and it isn’t officially available in Windows 10. They offer the Photos app as a replacement to create and edit videos with music, text, motion, filters, and 3D effects.

It has possibly been done to reduce software bloat as many people might not be using it.

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Download Windows Essentials

So you can click the download now button and run the installed software. You get a choice to install the full software suite or just Windows Movie Maker.

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Custom install Windows Movie Maker

So we choose the second option to custom install only Windows Movie Maker (and Photo Gallery will tag along too).

install movie maker

Now the installation will start …

installing movie maker

So the installation of Windows Essentials is complete. Now where is movie maker? Simply search in the Search box beside the Windows icon

movie maker app

There it is now. Click on it and Windows Movie Maker will start!

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So now you know how to easily download Windows Movie Maker on Windows 10.


  1. Tipmoon says:

    Can you please write an article on ‘The difference between windows 8 and 10’

  2. Gurniak says:

    Thanks for this guide Chandra, I am looking for Windows Movie Maker on Windows 10 when I find your useful article

  3. Rubi says:

    Windows 10 Movie Maker is working Awesome on my System. Thanks for this tips.

  4. Pizza Iasi BigBur says:

    Did they solved this ? I waited 1 month for a crack , or a fix , or something like that. I own a little business and I really need to create simple movies to promote it. Thank you alot, sir.

  5. cute angel says:

    My windows movie maker does not open on windows 10.It show error.

  6. Akademik Makale says:

    Thanks for this post. Somehow, I couldt reach to download link.. Now i can!

  7. Daniel says:

    Thank you for this guide – I was already spending way too much time on it.

  8. Abhishek Jain says:

    It was a great deal for everyone to upgrade your PC to windows 10. This is awesome but some functionalities are lost and Windows Movie maker was one of them. It was a sad moment for video enthusiast like me.
    Thanks for sharing this post which will help me to shoot again to Movie maker.

    Thanks again!

  9. Dr Navneet Goyal says:

    Hey! thanks for such a helpful post! I was in search of this for a long time and you’ve cracked it right in the blink on an eye!! Thanks a tonne!!!!


    could you please make a mirror link for get download it ??
    thank you

  11. Periscope says:

    Windows movie maker is my fav too to edit videos. Thanks for the nice share.

  12. jonesad says:

    its the best program to edit video i have installed it in my pc

  13. Jahidul Islam // The good healthy foods says:

    Thanks for share this tips, hello guys really i don’t know this method but read this article and try to Download Windows Movie Maker on Windows 10, I easily complete this.
    Thanks everybody read this tips

  14. Archerphoto says:

    It’s a useful post. I prefer Adobe Premiere for most things, but for some quick works Movie Maker is enough and it’s really quick. Thanks for the hint.

  15. Josephine Stalin says:

    From the time when i have download a windows 10 on my computer and install it. I have to face a difficulty in order to install movie maker. Thanks for sharing this beautiful article so as to make it possible to easily designed and developed videos for the promotion of my client’s products and services.

  16. Michelle Olsan says:

    That’s an interesting and informative article. Like the way how you have explained all. Windows movie maker will surely allow me to get the benefit of all this. A perfect article. love the way how you have explained all this.

  17. farid says:

    is my fabe to two edits videos Thanks form ther good share .Its will a sad moments form videos enthusiast like to me.

  18. Sereyboth Yorn says:

    Movie maker is still one of the best product by Microsoft for Windows. It’s light weight as well as very easy to use. Fast rendering too, thx for helping to download and install it on my new Windows 10 OS.

  19. rosettascroft says:

    Thanks a lot man, I was searching for this a long time..its really help me to download the movie maker for my win 10,,I finally got it.. :-)

  20. shima says:

    Really god post. and now i’m experiencing with windows movie maker. i enjoyed that. and awesome. really enjoy learning from how to window 10 windows maker.thanks for post sharing with us

  21. Kualitatem says:

    I was facing that problem from since i have download and install windows 10 on my system. Thanks to your article which helps me to install windows 10 on my system in an efficient and perfect way. Thanks for sharing this article.

  22. Chadwin says:

    The more i use windows 10 the more i feel it could have been made better and could of included more software standard. but thanks for this tutorial

  23. Erika says:

    How about the older version, Moviemaker 2.6? I highly prefer it to the new one…any place to download that version for Windows 10? (free)?

  24. vicky says:

    Windows Live Movie Maker or Windows Movie Maker is one of the best free video editing and publishing software out there for Windows 10.

  25. vicky says:

    Use this table to find the right version of Windows Movie Maker or Windows Live Movie Maker for your system.

  26. Sonali says:

    It was a great deal for everyone to upgrade our PC’s to windows 10. This is awesome but some functionalities are lost and Windows Movie maker was one of them. It was a sad moment for video enthusiast like me.
    Thanks for sharing this post which will help me to shoot again to Movie maker.

    Thanks again!

  27. vinayashree says:

    Nice post for the 1st time video makers like me

  28. Tariq Khan says:

    is it possible to get movie maker on RDP so we can use it?

  29. Techjockey Infotech says:

    You cannot get Windows Movie maker becoz microsoft has officially stopped its distribution through download.
    But there is a way to get it.
    Just google windows Essential and download it from any trustful site . Connect it
    Now it will track and say you to select software that you want .Hit download and you have windows Movie maker

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