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Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker was a part of Windows Live Essentials from 2008 until 2012. Support ended in 2017. Windows Essentials included Windows Movie Maker, Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Live Writer, Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Family Safety and the OneDrive desktop app for Windows. Most it's functions are now a part of Windows 10.

Incredibly few people miss Live Writer or Mail. But Movie Maker was a nice, easy to use video editor. Do you want to clip the dead sound before everyone sang “Happy Birthday” to Uncle Burt? Movie Maker is perfect. Need a caption on Jessica's ballet? Movie Maker. So Microsoft killed it. The Microsoft store has a few movie editors. They all are terrible. I want my Movie Maker back.

I can. There are a number of fake copies of the Windows Live Installer floating around. This is a link to the correct file.

HowToGeek HowToGeek Page suggests this as an alternative. I am testing it out now.

Of course I have my own copy. The others might go away. Windows Live Installer 2012 You will need to unzip it.