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When I was using Windows XP SP 2, I was used to making movies using Movie Maker which was already provided.

Now, with Windows 7, why is there no Movie Maker included?

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Hey man, did you solver your issue? Assign the answer to your question... – kokbira Aug 7 '12 at 18:51

Windows Movie Maker was discontinued due to the Windows Live Movie Maker, which belongs to the Windows Live Essencials, which is not embedded on Windows 7 by default(you must download and install it manually).


Development of Windows Movie Maker was abandoned after the release of Windows Vista; its replacement, Windows Live Movie Maker, is included with Windows Live Essentials, a free download from Windows Live; that does not have the same features as Windows Movie Maker. Windows Movie Maker 2.6 for Vista is compatible with Windows 7 and recommended by video editors, although Windows Movie Maker 2.6 is a stripped down version and does not include video capture.

Windows Live Essentials includes the following applications:

  • Windows Live Family Safety
  • Windows Live Mail
  • Windows Live Mesh
  • Windows Live Messenger
  • Windows Live Messenger Companion
  • Windows Live Movie Maker
  • Windows Live Photo Gallery
  • Windows Live Sign-in Assistant
  • Windows Live Writer
  • Bing Bar
  • Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector
  • Microsoft Silverlight

Windows Live Essentials applications can be installed on Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 SP2 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

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thanks, but I try take the data from the program file Movie Maker 2 from Windows XP, and I copy it to Windows 7. after that i'm can use Movie Maker in Windows 7, but when i'm want to save the movie, that occurs the failed storage.. why?? – BrianTakan Jun 5 '12 at 14:04
@BrianTakan I would ask a separate question for that if you really have an actual problem. – slhck Jun 5 '12 at 14:07
@BrianTakan that could be possible due to not register the program in registry so you should install it not import from XP. – avirk Jun 5 '12 at 14:12
@slhck, I will try the application you suggest, but previous I once try take data Movie Maker from the Windows XP 2 (program files), and it is true there is a problem when the movie storage. – BrianTakan Jun 5 '12 at 14:23

Windows 7 incorporates Windows Live Essentials products: Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Live Movie Maker. You can download any of these programs.

You can download and install older version of Movie Maker which works great.

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Downvoter can you please tell me the reason why you have downvoted? – avirk Jun 5 '12 at 14:08
Before you think it was me because I have another alike answer, it wasn't me... – Diogo Jun 5 '12 at 14:21
@Diogo I know it wasn't you. But I still have question in mind why my answer downvoted while I listed the features and links correctly. Can you get that error in my answer? ;) – avirk Jun 5 '12 at 14:23
I'm having the same doubt as you :D – Diogo Jun 5 '12 at 14:24

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