Downloading and Installing Windows Live Movie Maker 2011

Downloading and Installing Windows Live Movie Maker 2011



October 10, 2011
Last Updated : October 10, 2011

With Windows 7 and Windows Live Movie Maker, it's easier than ever to create and share your own movies. Windows Movie Maker has been in every version of Windows since Me till XP and Vista, but it's not in Windows 7. Now, it's part of Windows Live Essentials, a free download that also includes tools for photos, instant messaging, email, social networking, and more.

Windows Live Essentials 2011 requires the following:

  • Operating system: 32- or 64-bit version of Windows 7, or Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 and the Platform Update for Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 and the Platform Update for Windows Server 2008.

  • Processor: 1.6 GHz or higher

  • Memory: 1 GB of RAM or higher

  • Resolution: 1024 × 576 minimum

  • Internet connection: Online services require dial-up or high-speed Internet access (provided separately—local or long-distance charges may apply). High-speed Internet access is recommended for some features.

  • Graphics card: Windows Live Movie Maker requires a graphics card that supports DirectX 9 or higher and Shader Model 2 or higher.

  1. To download Windows Live Essentials 2011, go to Click Here

  2. A dialog box will open asking you if you want to run or save the setup file or even cancel it

  3. Click on the arrow beside Save and click on Save As, browse to your desktop and click Save

    The downloaded file will be located on your desktop, double click on it to run it

  4. If you have UAC enabled, it will ask you if you want to allow this program to make changes to your computer, click yes to continue

Windows Live Essentials includes :

  • Messenger

  • Photo Gallery

  • Movie Maker

  • Mail

  • Writer

  • Family Safety

  • Windows Live Mesh

  • Messenger Companion

  • Bing Bar

  • Outlook Connector Pack

  • Microsoft Silverlight

To install all of these programs, click on the first option

To install only selected programs, then click on

  1. Click on Choose the programs you want to install, unselect any program that you don't desire to install and then click on Install

    Make sure Photo Gallery and Movie Maker is selected

  2. The Installation will start , to view its status, click on 

  3. Once installation is completed, click on Close

  4. To start Windows Live Movie Maker 2011, click on Start Picture of the Start button then All Programs, and click on Windows Live Movie Maker

 Enjoy your favorite video editing application.


Movie Maker is a free video editing application that used to be included with every version of Windows since Windows Me till Windows Vista. However, With Windows 7, Windows Live Movie Maker 2011 is not preinstalled with Windows 7 by default. Its now part of Windows Live Essentials package. To install Windows Live Movie Maker 2011, you have to download Windows Live Essentials, and select Windows Live Movie Maker.

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