Windows 10: Where is the download for Windows Movie Maker 2.6? Solved

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  1. bobjoe's Avatar
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    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
       10 Jan 2016 #1

    Where is the download for Windows Movie Maker 2.6?


    WMM2.6 is the same as WMM that was included in Windows Vista and XP.


    The download is no longer available. Where is it?


    The download was originally available in this Knowledge Base article that explains that some Windows Vista Starter computers couldn't run WMM included in Vista and thus had to run the XP version, which was downloadable. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/940265

    WMM2.6 works great on Windows 10. 2.6 is the exact same as the one in XP, and it has different effects and transitions.

    Granted, it doesn't render in HD at all but its still an excellent program for basic video editing
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  2. davidhk's Avatar
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    windows 10 Home threshold2
       10 Jan 2016 #2

    I have no intention to contradict you. I have no intention to engage in a debate.
    I am just going to say a thing or 2 and that will be it.
    I am not asking you to believe me. You can google for the truth.

    WMM 6.0 is included as the default movie maker in Windows Vista. Not WMM 2.6.
    WMM 2.6 is meant for Windows Vista users whose operating systems are unable to use the default WMM 6.0
    WMM 2.6 is also for Win 7 users who dislike Windows Live Movie Maker and want the "old" WMM back.

    WMM 6.0 is still available for download., and it is still possible to install in Windows 10. I have mine installed.
    I am new in this forum. I joined only since November 1st last year. I am not sure it is permitted to show others how to install WMM 6.0. So, you will have to google for it.
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  3. bobjoe's Avatar
    Posts : 230
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
       10 Jan 2016 #3

    davidhk said: View Post
    I have no intention to contradict you. I have no intention to engage in a debate.
    I am just going to say a thing or 2 and that will be it.
    I am not asking you to believe me. You can google for the truth.

    WMM 6.0 is included as the default movie maker in Windows Vista. Not WMM 2.6.
    WMM 2.6 is meant for Windows Vista users whose operating systems are unable to use the default WMM 6.0
    WMM 2.6 is also for Win 7 users who dislike Windows Live Movie Maker and want the "old" WMM back.
    I know this... Did you even read my post? I said everything you mentioned.


    davidhk said: View Post
    WMM 6.0 is still available for download., and it is still possible to install in Windows 10. I have mine installed.
    I am new in this forum. I joined only since November 1st last year. I am not sure it is permitted to show others how to install WMM 6.0. So, you will have to google for it.
    It USED TO be available. I no longer see it on Microsoft's website. Check the link I put in my OP. Scroll down to the "WORKAROUND" section. The link is dead. This is a very recent change; I remember downloading WMM2.6 just a few months ago. And yes, I know it works on Windows 10.

    Yes, I know it's available on some shady websites, but I would rather download directly from MSFT.
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  5. bobjoe's Avatar
    Posts : 230
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
       10 Jan 2016 #5


    Didn't work.

    I get this error message:

    Windows Movie Maker 2.6 must be on your machine before this software update can be installed. Please install Windows Movie Maker 2.6 and launch this software update again.
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  6. essenbe's Avatar
    Posts : 7,475
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       10 Jan 2016 #6

    I can't find anywhere for a download from Microsoft.
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  7. Posts : 2,943
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       10 Jan 2016 #7

    essenbe said: View Post
    I can't find anywhere for a download from Microsoft.
    Does it have to come from Microsoft? A couple of places to get it found by a search:
    Windows Movie Maker 2.6 Download
    Windows Movie Maker - Download
    Softonic hasn't given me any trouble.
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  8. bobjoe's Avatar
    Posts : 230
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
       10 Jan 2016 #8

    essenbe said: View Post
    I can't find anywhere for a download from Microsoft.
    I know... So annoying! Why does Micro$oft keep taking away these downloads?

    It used to be available directly from them: https://web.archive.org/web/20120115...DisplayLang=en

    Berton said: View Post
    Does it have to come from Microsoft? A couple of places to get it found by a search:
    Windows Movie Maker 2.6 Download
    Windows Movie Maker - Download
    Softonic hasn't given me any trouble.
    Those websites look very sketchy. Can you confirm that those two are the same as the original that Microsoft provided?
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  9. essenbe's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       10 Jan 2016 #9

    Neither of those web sites are Microsoft web sites, if that is what you are asking.
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  10. Posts : 138
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit BETA
       10 Jan 2016 #10

    I think Movie Maker is part of Windows essentials 2012.
    Try this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=255475
    That's where I got it and it's still there.
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