[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).

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Now the installation will start …

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

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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.

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