Windows Movie Maker or Windows Live Movie Maker, was first introduced with Windows ME back in 2000. The free video editing software from Microsoft was part of Windows XP as well as Vista. Although the program was not part of Windows 7 and Windows 8, one could get it by installing Windows Live Essentials suite.
Those of you who have tried Windows Movie Maker for at least once will agree that there is no program as easy-to-use as Movie Maker for Windows operating system. Although Movie Maker offers basic editing tools, it’s good enough for most users.
Windows Live Movie Maker for Windows 10
As you likely know, Movie Maker is part of Windows Live Essentials program and Microsoft hasn’t updated Live Essentials since 2012. In fact, in 2012, Microsoft discontinued the Windows Live brand for some unknown reasons.
If you upgraded your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 installation to Windows 10 and now wondering if Live Movie Maker is compatible with the latest version of Windows, then you will be surprised to know that Movie Maker is fully compatible with Windows 10. You can install and use Movie Maker on Windows 10, just like on previous Windows versions without any issues. The popular Live Mail can also be installed on Windows 10.
Windows Live Movie Maker features
With Windows Movie Maker, you can easily edit import and edit videos and slide shows, add and edit audio, edit your video by trimming, splitting or slowing it down and once done, you can upload the video to popular video sharing sites like YourTube.
Follow the given below directions to download and install Movie Maker on Windows 10. Meanwhile, if you’re relatively new to Live Movie Maker, don’t forget to check out Live Movie Maker tutorials to brush up your movie editing skills.
Please note that installing Movie Maker also installs Photo Gallery software. The Photo Gallery is a powerful program to view and edit images.
UPDATE 2017: Microsoft has discontinued Windows Live Movie Maker and other Windows Live programs. These programs are no longer available for download from Microsoft. So, we have linked to a safe third-party website from where you can download the setup file.
Install Windows Live Movie Maker in Windows 10
Step 1: Visit this page Windows Essentials and download the web setup file. The setup is compatible with all editions of Windows 10, both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
Step 2: Run the setup file, click the second option titled Choose the programs you want to install, deselect all programs except Live Movie Maker, and then click Install button to begin the installation.
Once the Movie Maker is successfully installed, “Windows Essentials is installed” message will appear on the screen. You can then launch the Movie Maker by typing the same in the Start menu or taskbar search box.
You might also want to download Windows Live Mail for Windows 10.