How to Install Photo Gallery and Movie Maker on Any Version of Windows 10

By | July 10, 2018
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How to Install Photo Gallery and Movie Maker on Any Version of Windows 10

A whole lot of people (including us) loved using Movie Maker and Photo Gallery when they was available from Microsoft. Unfortunately, Microsoft stopped offering Windows Live Essentials quite a while ago and there was no place from which you could download them… until now.

One of the good things about the web is that there are archive sites that let you go back in time, and (sometimes) download software that may no longer available anywhere else.

Today, we found a site (Archive.org), from which you can download the Windows Live Essentials installer.  Using the installer, you can install Photo Gallery and Movie Maker on your Windows 10 computer.

We tested both of them on Windows 10 version 1709 [Fall Creators Update] and on Windows 10 version 1803 [April 2018 Update] and we’re happy to report they both worked perfectly on Windows 10.

IMPORTANT: We installed only Photo Gallery and Movie Maker. Windows Live Mail is no longer supported and does not work with any Microsoft address (hotmail.com, msn.com, outlook.com, live.ca, live.com). Windows Messenger no longer works at all. Writer and OneDrive have updated versions so there is no point installing any of these programs. So… if you download Windows Live Essentials be sure you uncheck everything else but Photo Gallery and Movie Maker.

Cloudeight Windows Tips & Trick Windows Movie Maker & Photo Gallery on Windows 10
When installing from the Windows Live Essentials installer, uncheck everything but Photo Gallery and Movie Maker… before you click “Install” (see screenshot above).

Cloudeight Windows Tips & Trick Windows Movie Maker & Photo Gallery on Windows 10
Above: Installing Photo Gallery and Movie Maker on Windows 10 version 1803.

Cloudeight Windows Tips & Trick Windows Movie Maker & Photo Gallery on Windows 10
Above: Done! We successfully installed Photo Gallery and Movie Maker on the latest version of Windows 10.

Cloudeight Windows Tips & Trick Windows Movie Maker & Photo Gallery on Windows 10
Above: Movie Maker and Photo Gallery on the Windows 10 v. 1803 Start menu.

Cloudeight Windows Tips & Trick Windows Movie Maker & Photo Gallery on Windows 10
Above: Before you can use Photo Gallery or Movie Maker you have to accept ye olde Microsoft terms. We suggest you click “Accept” if you want to use these programs.

Cloudeight Windows Tips & Trick Windows Movie Maker & Photo Gallery on Windows 10
Above: Just to show you we really do test this stuff, here’s Movie Maker running on Windows 10 Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.137).

Cloudeight Windows Tips & Trick Windows Movie Maker & Photo Gallery on Windows 10
Above: Windows Movie Maker working well on Windows 10.

Cloudeight Windows Tips & Trick Windows Movie Maker & Photo Gallery on Windows 10
Dialog for Save, Options, About, etc. on Movie Maker.

Cloudeight Windows Tips & Trick Windows Movie Maker & Photo Gallery on Windows 10
Above: Photo Gallery running on Windows 10 (Windows 10 version 1803).

So, by now you get the idea. Windows Movie Maker and Photo Gallery work amazingly well on Windows 10… even on the newest versions of Windows 10.

To read the source we used for this, read this article on Archive.org.

If you download the Windows Live Essentials installer from Archive.org keep this in mind: When I downloaded it from Archive.org it seemed to me it downloaded slowly and I have a very fast connection. The file is 130 MB.

The download link is on the right side of the page… under “DOWNLOAD OPTIONS” you’ll see  “Windows Executable” and unless you have some reason you want to use Torrent, you’ll want to click on Windows Executable to download Windows Live Essentials.

Cloudeight Windows Tips & Trick Windows Movie Maker & Photo Gallery on Windows 10
Above: Unless you’re really hip and know what you’re doing with Torrents, just click Windows Executable to download Windows Live Essentials. Or, if you wish, you can download it from our server by clicking here.

And again remember… uncheck everything in the Windows Live Essentials installer except for Photo Gallery and Movie Maker.

Cloudeight Windows Tips & Trick Windows Movie Maker & Photo Gallery on Windows 10

 

7 thoughts on “How to Install Photo Gallery and Movie Maker on Any Version of Windows 10

  1. Joyce

    When it first opens there are two things ones says “Install all of Windows Essentials (recommended)”
    and the other says “Choose the Programs you want to install” Which do you pick to install.
    Because when I picked the one that said “Choose the Programs you want to install” and I unchecked the ones you said to uncheck, there was nobox to click install on the Movie maker and Photo Gallery.
    So how do i get it installed.

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    1. infoave Post author

      Joyce, I don’t know what to tell you. The installer we linked to in our article is the same installer we used to install Photo Gallery and Movie Maker on 3 different Windows 10 computers. There’s even a screenshot we took right from the program that shows what to uncheck. Photo Gallery and Movie Maker are on one line and have one check box.

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  2. Joyce

    I found out that I had these programs on my PC don’t know how they got there. That is why I could not install them and the strange thing is that they both work. But I saved the installer just in case they would ever not perform.
    Thanks.

    Reply
  3. Helen Arano

    I have my photos on google photo’s can you tell me if there is a program that I can edit them?
    I tried to put them in the photo thingy but can’t get them to open there.
    Thanks for all your help we would be lost without you guys and all the info you give us.
    Helen A.

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    1. infoave Post author

      You can download your photos from Google. You will have to do tha before you can open them with other programs on your PC.

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  4. Leonor Guy

    Thank you soooo much…I have had a computer since before Windows and still own my first laptop with Windows 3.1. I’ve missed some of the old programs, but none as much as these two. I downloaded them and they work just like I remember…again, thank you so much.

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  5. S Elliott

    I cannot believe you posted this information. I have spent endless time looking fort Movie Maker, and tried all sorts of other ‘similar software’ with no success. Thankyou, downloading as we type, and hoping for the best!

    Reply

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