Windows Movie Maker was one of the easiest to use and most stable movie makers out there. The last version was included in Windows Essentials 2012 and has been discontinued, and went out of support in Jan. 2017. I’ve looked for alternatives in Windows Store and other places, and frankly all of the Windows 10 movie maker free or low cost software options SUCK. As mentioned, Microsoft no longer supports the software and all links to download Windows Essentials 2012 have been discontinued.
After some search, I was able to find some ‘web installs’ of the program, only to be disappointed that the download catalogs online are discontinued too and the installs would fail.
Luckily, I did find a version out on the inter-webs that is a full version and requires no downloading during the install. It’s an ‘all-in-one’ download, just like they were when I was just a hatch-ling.
The risk of this software going completely ‘extinct’ is high, so I uploaded the install file and you can download it below! Works just fine in Windows 10 on my computer. At this point I have no intention of ‘evolving’ to a more modern movie maker, I like it just the way it is. So I will continue to make low cost, cheesy graduation slideshows, wedding slideshows and other cretaceous creations.
At the time of this posting, I ran the file against virustotal.com and everything looked great. Below is the SHA-256….you can never be too careful.