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Movie Maker won't install (windows live essentials)

  1. #11

    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0

    Quote Originally Posted by medab1 View Post
    Have you tried here:

    Movie Maker - Microsoft Windows
    That's the same as this:

    Windows Essentials - Download Windows Live Essentials

    It loads the file download

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  2. #12

    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo9887 View Post
    hi , so i used to have movie maker and photo gallery installed on my computer but I uninstalled them, now i want to install movie maker again.

    BUT whenever i open the windows live essentials setup it says that movie maker and photo gallery are already installed. they're not installed, i uninstalled them , they do not appear on "uninstall a program" in the control panel...
    How did you uninstall in the first place?

    Does not make any sense to me that Windows Essentials is installed if not listed in the Programs and Features installed program list.

    I just completed an install, uninstall, reinstall, and uninstall of movie maker and photo gallery with no issue.

    How about this:

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    Do the previously mentioned folders exist?

    Movie Maker won't install (windows live essentials)
    Last edited by mdmd; 17 Apr 2013 at 15:50. Reason: first uninstallation method question
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  3. #13

    Posts : 53
    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Could I ask, are these folders installed?

    Attachment 20338

    Attachment 20339

    I am just asking because you said you uninstalled them but the system says they're installed
    ok thnnx, but no, these folders dont exist in my program files.
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  4. #14

    Antipolo City
    Posts : 14
    Windows 7 - Windows 8

    You have to clear/remove the orphaned entries of Windows Live Essentials (and/or component Messenger, Movie Maker, etc.) in the Windows Registry.

    It will be a tedious task but not insurmountable. Good luck.
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  5. #15

    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0

    Or the OP could try the provided tools if necessary.

    Reset Windows 8

    Refresh or Reset Windows 8 without Installation Disk
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  6. #16

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    It seems Ccleaner could remove un-needed registry entries.?

    And just a note.
    When I installed the new Movie Maker I already had an older version installed.
    Now I have 2 functional Movie Makers.

    Thanks to mdmd for clarifying the link I posted was the same.

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