Saturday, 10 September 2011

Windows Movie Maker on Windows 7.

Windows 7 is a good operating system, but a lot of the software that was on Windows XP has been taken out of Windows 7. Windows Movie Maker is one of the software not included in Windows 7. But you can get Windows Movie Maker back in Windows 7.

Windows Movie Maker 2.1 is only for Windows XP so you won't be able to install it on Windows 7.

But Windows Movie Maker 2.6 for Windows Vista does work on Windows 7. Windows Movie Maker 2.6 is a clone of the ORIGINAL Windows Movie Maker 2.1 for Windows XP, and is the next version up from 2.1. Movie Maker 2.6 does all that Movie Maker 2.1 does and has all of the same features.The only difference is that 2.6 does not support web cam capture like 2.1 does. But apart from that, everything else in 2.6 is the same as in 2.1.

Windows Movie Maker 2.6 works on Windows 7, and installs and runs without any problems. I have installed Windows Movie Maker 2.6 on all of my Windows 7 computers, and I have been using it to make my latest You Tube videos.

Windows Movie Maker can be used to put titles at the beginning and the end of your videos. And it can also create subtitles and can also be used to edit your videos and add special effects to them. In addition to that Windows Movie Maker is also a video converter and can convert video files such as AVI into WMV files. And you can also upload your photos in Movie Maker to add to your video.

Windows Vista comes with Windows Movie Maker 6, which is more like Windows Live Movie Maker. But Windows Vista users who don't want to use Movie Maker 6, or for some reason their computer cannot run Movie maker 6, can also install and run Windows Movie Maker 2.6.

You can download Windows Movie Maker 2.6 from the Microsoft website.

Photos-Top left-Windows Movie Maker 2.1 on Windows XP.

Top right-Windows Movie Maker 2.6 on Windows 7. As you can see the 2.6 version is exactly the same as the 2.1 version on Windows XP.

Note-I have since found a way to install Windows Movie Maker 2.1 for Windows XP on Windows 7. I did this by transferring the files from my Windows XP laptop onto my Windows 7 laptop. The post can be found here-

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