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Uninstalling Movie Maker

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by matt.choules, Sep 25, 2008.

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  1. matt.choules

    matt.choules Thread Starter

    Sep 11, 2003
    Hi everyone,

    I did a search here before posting and couldn't find anything about it, so here's a simple question: Is it possible, and more more importantly, is it ok to delete movie maker?

    I use Premiere, and so have absolutely no need for movie maker...
    I found a "how to" on wikihow, but want to check before deleting:


    I mean, there are no shared dll's or anything important in the movie maker directory is there??



    Jan 30, 2007
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    are u on windows xp? unless im wrong u cant uninstall windows movie maker. its part of the windows operating system.if someone has a better answer im sure they will advise u.if u dont want it or need just let it sit there and dont use it. hope this helps u.
  3. xconwayx


    Sep 25, 2008
    This was taken from: http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11184-0.html?forumID=49&threadID=191881&messageID=1980245

    movie maker is inatalled as part of XP, It does not show up on either the add or remove programs or the add or remove windows components. The upgrade to it will however show up if you turn of the view updates. (providing you installed the patch from microsoft to MM)

    However, it is a rare instance of a self contained program. ie all it's dll's are located in the program directory, not where they should be in system32 directory. This means you can safely delete the movie maker folder from the Programs folder and delete any shortcuts from your menu without causing any damage.

    There are a couple of registry entries which could / should be deleted,

    Just do a search in your registry on movie maker and delete any specific references.
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