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Should I remove Windows Movie Maker?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,078
United States Rank #11,440
Reach 0.0501%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.10 days
180.06 days >
Average installed length: 94.61 days


6.0.6002.18005 99.90%
2.1.4028.0 0.10%

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Windows Movie Maker

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 common release is 6.0.6002.18005, 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 primary executable is named moviemk.exe. The setup package generally installs about 33 files and is usually about 28.12 MB (29,485,385 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/features/movie-maker.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\movie maker
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 28.12 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Movie Maker

Program executable:moviemk.exe
Name:Windows Movie Maker
Path:C:\Program Files\movie maker\moviemk.exe
Additional files:
  • VideoCameraAutoPlayManager.exe - Windows Video Camera Auto Play Manager
  • PipeTran.dll - Windows Video Pipeline Transitions
  • wmm2ae.dll - Windows Movie Maker AutoMovie
  • wmm2ext.dll - Windows Movie Maker Ext DLL
  • wmm2filt.dll - Windows Movie Maker Filters
  • VideoMediaHandler.dll - Windows Video Clip Support
  • WMM2CLIP.dll
  • Pipeline.dll - Windows Video Pipeline
  • CaptureWizard.exe - Windows Import Video
  • MOVIEMK.dll - Windows Movie Maker
  • wmm2eres.dll - Windows Movie Maker Ext Res
  • wmm2fxa.dll - Windows Movie Maker FX
  • wmm2fxb.dll
  • wmm2res.dll - WMM2RES
  • wmm2res2.dll - WMM2RES2
  • DVDMaker.exe - Windows DVD Maker
  • OmdBase.dll
  • OmdProject.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Autoplay Handlers
  • DVDMaker.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'MSDVDArrivalDvdMaker' with the ProgID of 'DVDMaker.DVD' and the action verb 'burn.
  • VideoCameraAutoPlayManager.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler (MSVideoCameraArrivalCaptureWizard).
Scheduled Task
  • MOVIEMK.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F96BDCD7-C017-4D80-B1C4-C4603C448A87}' (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, 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.

Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.77%
Windows 10 11.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 42.39%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.99%
Windows 7 Professional 13.49%
Windows 8.1 2.43%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.23%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.29%
  Iran 12.87%
  India 6.16%
  Czech Republic 5.88%
  Philippines 3.68%
  Finland 2.94%
  Indonesia 2.85%
  United Kingdom 2.85%
  Brazil 2.39%
  France 2.30%
  Italy 2.21%
  Canada 1.84%
  Australia 1.65%
  Slovakia 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.72%
Acer 21.03%
Dell 18.46%
ASUS 9.95%
Lenovo 5.62%
Samsung 4.33%
Toshiba 4.33%
Intel 0.96%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.28%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.97%
ASUS All Series 2.64%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.64%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.64%
ASUSTeK K52F 2.31%

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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TorCover a year ago
It is not listed in Add or Remove Programs on XP