Movie Maker was officially removed for download on January 10, 2017.

Unlike other Windows Essentials apps, Movie Maker has not yet been replaced or succeeded by anything else.

Windows Movie Maker, a multimedia application bundled with Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows Me, supports a variety of video and audio formats.

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If that's the case, you can use the Windows Update application to update all of your drivers for you.

Windows Movie Maker is the official video editor developed by Microsoft.

A new version of the software, renamed Windows Live Movie Maker 2009, was released as a beta on September 17, 2008, and officially released as a standalone product through Windows Live Essentials suite on August 19, 2009.

This was effectively a completely new software, as it could not read projects created by earlier versions and did not support custom XML transitions written for the previous versions. Also, Movie Maker's interface was redesigned in the Windows Live version to use a ribbon toolbar similar to Office 2007; it also added features such as "Auto Movie" and the ability to export videos directly to DVDs and You Tube.

The HD version in Premium and Ultimate editions of Windows Vista also added support for capturing from HDV camcorders.

The capture wizard also created DVR-MS type files from HDV tapes.Windows Movie Maker can install the required codecs automatically when you open a video file that requires them, although this feature is disabled by default.Windows Movie Maker is a free video editing program that comes installed with most iterations of Windows.An updated version, Windows Live Movie Maker 2011, was released on August 17, 2010, adding features such as webcam capture, support for high-definition video, the ability to upload videos directly to Sky Drive and Facebook, and the ability to add media files stored on network shares to projects.With the discontinuation of the Windows Live brand (and the re-branding of the Windows Live suite as Windows Essentials), Windows Movie Maker 2012 was released in April 2012.Version 1.1 was included in Windows XP a year later, and included support for creating DV AVI and WMV 8 files.