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    Default Windows Movie Maker crashes... often

    Today I tried editing some simple video using the Windows Movie Maker software that came packaged with Win 8 when I got a new Dell PC a month ago.

    WMM keeps crashing -- closing -- and every single time I restart it, reopen my movie project, and try editing again, it crashes again ... and again. Sigh.

    Is WMM unstable on the Win 8 platform? Are there other easy-to-use video editing freeware programs (that are compatible with Win 8 and come with instructions, as ezvid does not)? Editing a simple video was so much easier with Win 7 and Win XP.

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    Default Re: Windows Movie Maker crashes... often

    Have you installed in windows updates? Are you using a MS account or local account to sign in? In order to update the apps you have to use a MS account to sign in with. Personally I prefer not to use any of those apps because they are so basic but rather use some other software whether 3rd party or from MS. At the moment I use windows movie maker from the Essentials 2012.

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    Default Re: Windows Movie Maker crashes... often

    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    Have you installed in windows updates? Are you using a MS account or local account to sign in? In order to update the apps you have to use a MS account to sign in with. Personally I prefer not to use any of those apps because they are so basic but rather use some other software whether 3rd party or from MS. At the moment I use windows movie maker from the Essentials 2012.
    Thanks for your reply. My problem is with Windows Movie Maker that is a part of Essentials 2012 and came with my computer that had this sucky Win 8 OS on it.

    I also downloaded and installed Essentials 2012 on a laptop that has Win 7 on it. I was able to edit a video using WMM on the Win 7 platform. It continues to crash on Win 8, so I am convinced the problem lies with Win 8. So many things that don't work on Win 8, I am convinced now to back up all of my files, and reformat my new computer's hard drive and have a legal copy of Win 7 installed on it instead. I can't stand Win 8; it's awful.

    Thanks anyway.

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    Default Re: Windows Movie Maker crashes... often

    OK that's one way to go about it. Have your tired uninstalling Essentials 2012 and reinstalling it? Sometimes and for what ever reason that software gets corrupted and doing uninstall and reinstall generally fixes it.

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    Default Re: Windows Movie Maker crashes... often

    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    OK that's one way to go about it. Have your tired uninstalling Essentials 2012 and reinstalling it? Sometimes and for what ever reason that software gets corrupted and doing uninstall and reinstall generally fixes it.
    Thanks again for your reply. Yes, I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Essentials 2012, and continued to experience Windows Movie Maker crashing. I think there may be an incompatibility problem with Win 8 and that software, or how it is running on my computer (and perhaps could be conflicting with something else; I don't know how to figure out if that is happening.) I was hoping a post on this forum might indicate two things: if others have experienced the same problem with WMM operating under Win8 crashing despite reinstalling it OR... a solution.

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    Default Re: Windows Movie Maker crashes... often

    I have it and it works perfectly for me, but I'm using 8 Pro but that shouldn't make a difference. I'm just as stumped as you are. I'll keep a look out for a solution on some of the other 8 forums.

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    Default Re: Windows Movie Maker crashes... often

    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    I have it and it works perfectly for me, but I'm using 8 Pro.
    Thanks for continuing to try to help me. I have Win 8 Pro also. I am very very sorry that I got it. Next time, I'm getting a Mac. I'm done with Microsoft.

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    Default Re: Windows Movie Maker crashes... often

    Movie Maker is too basic imao. You should try Adobe Creative Suite - it's also free but seems to be more advanced.

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