How to Install Windows Movie Maker 6.1 from Vista (WMM6) in Windows 7
by Bevin Chu
December 17, 2009
Do you have Windows 7? So do I.
Don’t you just love it? It’s so much better than Vista isn’t it?
There’s only one problem. Windows 7 includes Windows Live Movie Maker, or WLMM, the worst version of Windows Movie Maker ever offered. WLMM doesn’t even feature a timeline, the most attractive feature of Windows Movie Maker.
Vista, on the other hand, includes Windows Movie Maker 6.1, or WMM6, the best version of Windows Movie Maker ever offered.
Is there some way to have the best of both worlds? Is there some way to install the Windows 7 Operating System, and also have Windows Movie Maker 6.1, from Vista?
Microsoft will tell you you can’t. Microsoft will urge you to live with Windows Live Movie Maker (WLMM), which comes with Windows 7. Windows Live Movie Maker. What a misnomer. Windows Dead Movie Maker is more like it. Windows Dead On Arrival Movie Maker, in fact. Call it WDOAMM.
Others may helpfully suggest that you download and install Windows Movie Maker 2.6 (WMM2.6). WMM2.6 isn’t as bad as WLMM, but it’s nowhere as good as WMM6.
Don’t listen to them. Both WLMM and WMM2.6 are inferior versions of Windows Movie Maker with fewer features.
The fact is, you can install Windows Movie Maker 6.1 in Windows 7.
Simply visit one of a number of sites that offer downloads of WMM6 specially tweaked so that they can be installed on Windows 7. One of them is listed below. Is it the best one? I don’t know. But as far as I can tell it work.
Download the executable, install it, and you’re good to go!
Download Windows Movie Maker 6.1 for Windows 7:
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