How to Fix Windows Movie Maker When It Keeps Closing

By Jason Taetsch

The Windows Live Movie Maker is a free program released by Microsoft that provides tools for importing, capturing, editing and sharing digital videos. If the Movie Maker program keeps crashing, a program file is corrupted or missing. Reinstall a clean version of the software to fix the issue. The program is available for free download in the Windows Live Essentials software bundle.

Step 1

Click the Windows orb and click "Control Panel." Click the "Programs and Features" icon to display a list of the programs installed on your computer.

Step 2

Click the "Windows Live Essentials" entry and click "Uninstall." Click the check box for "Movie Maker" and click "Continue" to remove the corrupted version of Windows Movie Maker.

Step 3

Open Internet Explorer and navigate to Type "Live Movie Maker" into the search field and press "Enter." Click the "Windows Live Photo Gallery and Movie Maker 2011" icon and click "Download."

Step 4

Click "Continue" in the prompt that appears and click "Next" in the installer that opens. Click the "Windows Live Movie Maker" option and click "Next." Click "Next" to install a working version of Windows Movie Maker.