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Should I remove Windows Movie Maker?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #620
United States Rank #1,157
Reach 1.0789%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.21 days
566.79 days >
Average installed length: 297.81 days


2.6.4040.0 4.77%
2.6.4039.0 0.03%
2.6.4038.0 3.45%
2.6.4037.0 91.75%

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Windows Movie Maker 2.6

What is Windows Movie Maker?

Windows Movie Maker is a freeware video editing software and part of Windows Essentials software suite and offers the ability to create and edit videos as well as to publish them on SkyDrive, Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr.


The most used version is 2.6.4037.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is MOVIEMK.exe. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 3.12 MB (3,274,752 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/features/movie-maker.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Windows\Installer\{B3DAF54F-DB25-4586-9EF1-96D24BB14088}
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B3DAF54F-DB25-4586-9EF1-96D24BB14088}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.12 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Movie Maker 2.6

Program executable:MOVIEMK.exe
Name:Windows Movie Maker
Additional files:
  • MOVIEMK.exe - Windows Movie Maker
  • wmm2res.dll - WMM2RES
  • wmm2eres.dll - Windows Movie Maker Ext Res
  • wmm2res2.dll - WMM2RES2

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MOVIEMK.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DF3D5E0F-C68A-4045-95F7-ED215DDE5DB0}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Windows Movie Maker?

You can uninstall Windows Movie Maker from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Windows Movie Maker 2.6, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Windows Movie Maker.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.91%
Windows 10 21.94%
Windows Vista 5.08%
Windows XP 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.53%
Windows 7 Professional 12.14%
Windows 10 Home 5.92%
Windows 8.1 4.19%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.58%
  France 9.09%
  Italy 4.92%
  Spain 3.59%
  United Kingdom 3.09%
  Canada 2.77%
  Brazil 2.72%
  Germany 2.34%
  Mexico 2.11%
  Philippines 1.84%
  India 1.68%
  MA 1.54%
  Colombia 1.46%
  Argentina 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.27%
Acer 21.18%
Dell 17.76%
ASUS 10.66%
Toshiba 7.64%
Lenovo 4.64%
Samsung 4.25%
Intel 1.04%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.31%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.97%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.48%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.65%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.65%
ASUS All Series 2.40%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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