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Windows 7: install movie maker from vista on windows 7!

01 Nov 2009   #1

install movie maker from vista on windows 7!

well, hello. i am new here. i come today to share something very useful for all windows users!!!
you dont feel sad that microsoft take down windows movie maker on windows 7? Well dont be sad anymore! if you have a vista dvd rom installation, you can manually install it on a clean windows 7 installation!!!
very easy. just do this:
-download 7zip compressor and install it.
-after insert your dvd rom of vista installation.
go to (dvd rom letter)\sources\install.wim (open it as a compress file with the 7zip compressor).
-find program files (also for the x64 version NOT program files x86)
-open the folder, and find movie maker. extract the folder to your windows 7 program files folder (again in x86 and x64 in the program files folder NOT program files (x86) )
-for security and stability reasons put in compatibility mode run as administrator. (nothing weird but even on vista if you try to edit a very large file over 500 mbs more or less, it crash. its a fix on 7 so you dont need to right click the shortcut or the .exe file and choose run as administrator. again this happens both in vista and 7.)
and you are done! you have Windows Vista Movie Maker fully functional. also windows vista dvd maker. but i never use it and i did not try to burn down a dvd trough windows 7. also for security and stability reasons i reccomend on the compatibility tab check run as administrator.
please anyone that loves movie maker try this and report here any bug. but i must ask not to report bugs when the movie maker remains after an upgrade since its totally diferent. several registry keys are moved along the upgrade. my method dont touch the registry in any way (except if the .exe file add some in a default way).
i dont give away the vista movie maker for 2 reasons. first microsoft will probably report it as illegal on any download server that i upload it and it will be taked down. also because if yourselfs take the movie maker from the vista dvd rom you are 100% sure its a clean and safe program.
as end of this post, i like to add that i tried this taking the movie maker from my vista ultimate x64 dvd rom to my windows 7 ultimate x64. i never tried for example to put from a vista x86 movie maker on a windows 7 x64 installation. (ONLY in that case you should put the movie maker folder in the program files (x86) in the windows 7 x64 os.) of course from a vista x64 dvd rom to a windows 7 x86 will not work since any x64 .exe file will work under x86. but of course all of you know that lol!!!
warning; also i add that if you try this with the movie maker from xp will not work since you cannot export the movies. with the vista one yes. and the one from me you can. of course the video will look like a ridicolous pixelated icon sized video with bad audio!!!

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