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Windows Movie Maker Won't Open!

  1. #1


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    Windows Movie Maker Won't Open!


    Hello, when I launched movie maker it would not start. I tried reinstalling but no luck. Heres a screenshot. I've already also tried installing the newest video card driver too.
    System specs are :
    OS: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
    Processor: Intel Pentium CPU 3.40 GHz 3.41 GHz
    RAM: 4.00 GB
    Video card: ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series
    DirectX: DirectX 11

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  2. #2


    Germany/Florida
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    Is that WMM or WLMM
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  3. #3


    Posts : 101
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Is that WMM or WLMM
    I don't know. I installed it from here. It said windows essentials or something.
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  4. #4


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    That looks like the Windows 8 version of WLMM. Let me see what happens when I try to install it. I'll get back to you.
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  5. #5


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    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    That looks like the Windows 8 version of WLMM. Let me see what happens when I try to install it. I'll get back to you.
    Thank you.
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  6. #6


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    OK, I installed it on my Windows 8 and it went perfectly well. And it works in my virtual Windows 8. All I can think of is that there is something missing in the graphics department on your system. Here is what it says about requirements. Just note that this seems to be a Windows 7 write-up. In /8, you type 'dxdiag' on the start screen.

    Graphics or video card:

    Video card or video driver that supports Microsoft DirectX 9.0c (or later) and Pixel Shader 2.0 (or later). For DirectX 9 hardware on Windows 7, go to Windows Update.

    To determine the DirectX version that your video card supports, use the Microsoft DirectX Diagnostic Tool. To open the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, click the Start button , type dxdiag in the search box, and then, in the list of results, click dxdiag.exe. Click the Display tab, and then look at the value for DDI Version.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 101
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    OK, I installed it on my Windows 8 and it went perfectly well. And it works in my virtual Windows 8. All I can think of is that there is something missing in the graphics department on your system. Here is what it says about requirements. Just note that this seems to be a Windows 7 write-up. In /8, you type 'dxdiag' on the start screen.

    Graphics or video card:

    Video card or video driver that supports Microsoft DirectX 9.0c (or later) and Pixel Shader 2.0 (or later). For DirectX 9 hardware on Windows 7, go to Windows Update.

    To determine the DirectX version that your video card supports, use the Microsoft DirectX Diagnostic Tool. To open the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, click the Start button , type dxdiag in the search box, and then, in the list of results, click dxdiag.exe. Click the Display tab, and then look at the value for DDI Version.
    There is no thing saying the DDI version.
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  8. #8


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    Have a look at the pic

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  9. #9


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Have a look at the pic

    Click image for larger version
    Oh.. Sorry. Mine says directX 11, too.
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  10. #10


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Hmm, then you should meet all the requirements. Now I am lost too. Does the Photo Gallery that was installed with the Movie Maker work.
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