What to do before Movie Maker goes away (Jan 10, 2017)?

If you weren't aware, Microsoft is dropping support for Movie Maker 2012 as of January 10, 2017. While the programs will continue to run on systems where Windows Essentials is already installed, it's unlikely you'll be able to reinstall the programs if you are having issues. Obviously no further updates will be forthcoming (even if security issues or defects are found).

Before the deadline, you should definitely save a copy of the offline installer for your language just in case you need to reinstall Windows Essentials.

Microsoft has given the vague statement that Movie Maker will soon be available from Windows Store for Windows 10 users. But so far I've not seen any actual announcement of what that may be. So far I've only seen less powerful apps like Movie Moments in the store without any viable replacement.

Update: Under the question about Recommended Alternatives, Movie Maker is no longer listed. This seems to confirm that Microsoft has no immediate plans with respect to a new Movie Maker.

If any of the Support Engineers in these forums can escalate this question, we'd all like to know specifics on what that replacement will be and when it will be available. Please reply before the deadline.

 

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Those are not the links to the latest versions.

The latest versions are considerate_guy

*latest* versions (build 16.4.3528.0331) post on January 12, 2017 on the second page of this thread.

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Thanks so much!! You're my hero!

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windows essentials 2012 end of support in year january 10 2017 to download!

 Here Is Link To Download Windows Essentials 2012 For Win 10.

 http://web.archive.org/web/2017011212...

 End Here Its Link To Download Windows Essentials 2011 For Win 7,8 end 8.1.

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 End Install Windows Essentials 2012 our 2011 

 End Enjoy End Have Fun

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Thanks a lot JG24 this is great. After I reinstalled my OS I discovered that MS had taken the installer package downloads away and now there are some low life's trying to sell them. They let you install it, edit video and then when you go to save it so you can use it, they put their hand out for money. Disgusting behaviour
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If you already have it installed, you can continue using it.

The web installer was removed back in January.
The offline installers were removed a couple days ago.

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Are people saying Movie Maker is no longer available?

It certainly is in Windows 10 and I have recently been using it.

I do hope an improved version arrives soon.

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I've tried it again:

The archive link http://web.archive.org/web/20170109223306/http:/g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/en/wlsetup-all.exe redirects to http://web.archive.org/web/20170109223306/http://wl.dlservice.microsoft.com/download/C/1/B/C1BA42D6-6A50-4A4A-90E5-FA9347E9360C/en/wlsetup-all.exe which does download the latest version:

But if you go to the download link directly (http://wl.dlservice.microsoft.com/download/C/1/B/C1BA42D6-6A50-4A4A-90E5-FA9347E9360C/en/wlsetup-all.exe) you get a page not found error.

If the files were really hosted on MS servers, both links would not work (as they would be the same).

Hartelijke groet,

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Again, the "archive" links are really just links back to older versions of the offline installers from Microsoft. If you do download one of them, notice that the versions aren't the latest (16.4.3528.0331). But you are right that the latest versions do seem to be gone now.

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On the files I tried, archive.org failed to serve up the file and it redirected to http://wl.dlservice.microsoft.com/download/...

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If you notice the full URL, it essentially is a redirect back to the Microsoft download servers. When web.archive.org decodes that URL, it's internally forwarding the download request to http://wl.dlservice.microsoft.com/download/...

It should be saving an archived version of the download from the servers. Ex: web.archive.org/web/[date]/http://wl.dlservice.microsoft.com/download/...

And yes, Web Archive can save pictures and .exe files.

(But in case it doesn't, we'll be prepared with offline copies of the installers to share with everyone.)

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