Get Windows Movie Maker Running On Windows 10

Get Windows Movie Maker Running On Windows 10
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Learn how to get Windows Movie Maker running on Windows 10.

• Technology: App / Software • Technology: DIY • Technology: How-To • Technology: Tips & Tricks • Technology: Video
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Windows Movie Maker is a completely free and well made video editor for Windows. The last version was Movie Maker 2012 which ran just fine on Windows 8.1. After the upgrade to Windows 10 it turns out that Movie Maker 2012 had issues and was no longer supported.

The program still loaded but my videos were very choppy when rendered. Some would get portions of the video screen cut off with odd artifacts as well. Clearly Windows 10 was the problem.

The easy solution was to find a new video editor. Or so I thought. I searched and there aren't many options that are free, work in Windows 10, and are easy to use but also feature packed. I wanted my Windows Movie Maker back!

The Fix

If you're having trouble running Windows Movie Maker 20012 in Windows 10, the fix may be as easy as using compatbility mode. To do that follow these simple steps.

Step 1

Find your Movie Maker icon in your start menu, right click on it, and choose open file location.

Step 2
In the window that opens, find the Movie Maker icon again, right click on it and choose Properties.

Step 3
In the Movie Maker Properties window, switch to the Compatibility tab.

Step 4

Now check the box next to "Run this program in compatibility mode for:". In the drop down box below that, choose Windows 8. Click the OK button.

Step 5

Close the other window. Go to your start menu and click on Windows Movie Maker. It should load but will fool the program to thinking it is on Windows 8. This solved all of my issues and I have Movie Maker 2012 running on Windows 10 without any issues at all.