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MS Movie Maker will not work with my Windows 8 - HELP!!!

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    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    MS Movie Maker will not work with my Windows 8 - HELP!!!


    Hi everyone,

    I need some help. I film online classes, so I'm really up against a time crunch as I have a production team waiting on me, let me cut to the chase....

    I need my Movie Make to work. It worked just fine when I had Windows 7, but now (As a Windows 8 user) when I try to save anything the system says it is trying to repair the problem and then kicks me out.

    I only really use Movie maker for the trim tool and a few other features, as it is so easy to use. However, I have an enormous file that will not compress any further. I need to trim it in order to send it but Movie Maker will not allow me to.

    How do I fix this? Is there another option? Why is Movie Maker not compatible with 8?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8


    I am having problems too - I have Windows 8 , I have downloaded the free Movie maker from the Windows site . It looks the same as the version I had before but it doesnt work. If I get any replies with info I will let you know
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Thanks Janie!

    I really have no idea what to do about this, so it's good I'm not the only one out there with this issue.
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    What version are you using? The latest version is 2012.
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  5. #5


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 3,001
    Windows 8.1 x64


    I used the program from way back in the past.

    It came as a feature in Windows XP and Vista.
    After I used Win7 I read that I have to rely to a newer online downloaded version.... but I copied the one from Vista and it worked fine.
    It still works on Win8, no issues. So you might give it a try if you still have a Vista iso or install somewhere.

    Another thing, if you know VLC, they began making a movie maker based on VLC. It's still in development like more than alpha but you can check that out if interested:
    Index of /~jb/vlmc
    This one works for some simple project but I recommend you stick with the Windows Movie Maker for more stability.

    Personally, the Movie Maker form Vista is the way to go, but every one has its own preference.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    I think I have a later version. My computer came with Windows 7, bought it late last year. Then I upgraded to Windows 8 the beginning of this month. Ever since Movie maker has been on el fritzo. Where do I go to get the latest version?
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    I just downloaded WLE 2012 and selected to download movie maker and picture viewer. went to my pictures, picked 4 pictures and added some music and saved it. It saved it just fine, closed out software, went to destination folder and found it and played video...it played just fine.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Okay, I'll give it go! thanks!
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  9. #9


    @ Janie and MartielB; did you guy upgrade over 7 or do a clean install of windows 8?
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  10. #10


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Upgrade over 7 for me
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