Windows Live Essentials - Movie Maker problem

  kwil2 19:33 07 Feb 2012

Hi... I'm relatively new to Win 7 Home Premium (64-bit) and have just discovered it doesn't include Windows Movie Maker which was on XP. However, I noticed online Windows Movie Maker 2.6 is supposed to work with the above. It downloaded fine but when I went into 'All Programs' and clicked on Windows Movie Maker, nothing happened. I noticed also the icon next to it was a blank one and not a 'Windows' one. Checking Add/Remove (I actually use Revo) the program was definitely installed. Nevertheless, I uninstalled then reinstalled. No joy. I then uninstalled it completely. I then noticed Windows Live Essentials contains Movie Maker. I selected only the 'Photo Gallery & Movie Maker' from the list and downloaded. However, the same thing happened as with Windows Movie Maker 2.6. Also, same blank icon. I must be missing something simple here. Can anyone help? Many thanks

  difarn 21:26 07 Feb 2012

Could be a general problem with the icon cache database. Try this.....

Close all folder windows that are currently open.

Launch Task Manager using the CTRL+SHIFT+ESC key sequence, or by running taskmgr.exe.

In the Process tab, right-click on the Explorer.exe process and select End Process.

Click the End process button when asked for confirmation.

From the File menu of Task Manager, select New Task (Run…) Type CMD.EXE, and click OK

In the Command Prompt window, type the commands one by one and press ENTER after each command: Make sure you leave the spaces.

CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local

DEL IconCache.db /a


In Task Manager, click File, select New Task (Run…)

Type EXPLORER.EXE, and click OK.

  awest3 15:48 08 Feb 2012

I also used movie maker successfully on XP. Could not get it to work properly for W7. The latest version was just not the same, they'd messed about with it until it was almost unrecognisable. I switched to Power director and am very happy with it.

  lotvic 02:26 09 Feb 2012

Try this one WMM6 with installer from the author, 4th one down. Or from Softpedia (same program)

  john bunyan 15:37 10 Feb 2012

I also have W7 64 bit. I have just started to use Windows Live Movie Maker - not Windows Movie Maker. To get it, as it was not installed by default, I typed "Getting Started" in the Start dialog box and then Windows Live Essentials, but only downloaded and installed the Photo Gallery (which I do not really need) and the Windows Live Movie maker. I have another thread on this and am just in the process of, I think successfully, using WLMM to edit the adverts out of a TV programme recorded in Media Centre edition.

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