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.
When installing from the Windows Live Essentials installer, uncheck everything but Photo Gallery and Movie Maker… before you click “Install” (see screenshot above).
Above: Installing Photo Gallery and Movie Maker on Windows 10 version 1803.
Above: Done! We successfully installed Photo Gallery and Movie Maker on the latest version of Windows 10.
Above: Movie Maker and Photo Gallery on the Windows 10 v. 1803 Start menu.
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.
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).
Above: Windows Movie Maker working well on Windows 10.
Dialog for Save, Options, About, etc. on Movie Maker.
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.
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.