How can I reload Windows Movie Maker for Windows XP?

Daniel May 23, 2011

My Windows Movie Maker for XP was removed from my system and I tried to reload from online, but I don’t seem to do it. Kindly assist me in this matter. I tried to load from the internet, but was not able to. Please direct me.

  1. Anonymous
    January 14, 2012 at 9:36 am

    I have just installed Windows Movie Maker 2.1 for Windows XP on my Windows 7 computer.By transferring the  Movie Maker 2.1 files over from my Windows XP computer. Using Microsoft Shared View which enables you to send files from one computer to the other. Windows Movie Maker 2.1 works on Windows 7 and so does the webcam feature. But you must also have Windows Movie Maker 2.6 installed to get the full features of 2.1 on Windows 7.

    But I have also created a zip installer file which I have uploaded to Mediafire in case anything happens to my Windows XP computer.Or if the Movie Maker program file got damaged or deleted by mistake. Here is the download link for Windows Movie Maker 2.1 for Windows XP. Go here-

    Andrea Borman.

  2. Jay
    May 24, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    @a263886491bd8e3b00d290df6072da80:disqus  Why do you want to reload it ? what happened ?

  3. Anonymous
    May 24, 2011 at 10:59 am

    copy Folder on a PC that WMM work well from another windows xp pc and reload it to your computer

    1.Make a copy of Windows Movie maker 2.1 Folder on a PC this folder is in the program Files of your C: Hard Drive. the link is same as C:Program Filesmovie maker

    2.Go to your movie maker folder ( C:program Filesmovie maker) : you will see 3 sub-folder same as this : 1033 - MUI - Share and a lot of files .dll ( 9 or 11 files ). Now you must be Delete one by one and replace by copy and paste the new folder of you copy.(Delete folder 1033 and copy folder 1033 new then paste inside the movie maker folder,continuing with MUI and Share ).This tip for replace and do not give a double folder with same name.
    3.Now you delete all files .dll and any file you see in the movie make folder , copy all files of your new copy folder and paste to replace those files.

    4.Go to your Star menu-Program ,find movie maker folder and paste the Windows Movie Maker.lnk on it or do the same thing as above delete and paste new. ( C:Document & settingall userstart menuprogrammovie maker ) may be you do not have this movie maker folder because the problem was delete it.
    5.Now Shutdown and reboot your PC. That is all ,you will see your WMM and work well form now

    download files from here

  4. Gustavo Ibarguengoytia
    May 24, 2011 at 5:00 am

    I would recommend using the original MS source:

    Movie maker is part of the Windows Live Essential package. I recommend this because you only need to dl a small file, run it, follow the prompts and intsall any software that you choose; Movie Maker, Messenger, Photo Gallery, Windows Live Mesh and many others. If you just want Movie Maker deselect everything else and let the program do the rest. Also this Windows Movie Maker has a fresh look and is easier to use than the old XP version.

    • Daniel
      May 24, 2011 at 6:03 am

      I cannot use  Windows live essentials because it does not support Xp home.

  5. Daniel
    May 24, 2011 at 4:42 am

    I found the movie maker file in %rootsystem%inf. I then right click to install it in the system. I then got this:C:WINDOWSinfi386. It says insert a cd but i dont have the sp3 cd.

    I believe this is the SP 3 file which I managed to load into my computer already. Where do i go from here.

    Thank and appreciate the help. 

  6. John Phillips
    May 24, 2011 at 3:11 am

    You can download it from here:

    Or follow the steps here if you had a problem after updating Windows:

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