Windows Live Movie Maker will not start on the European “N” Version of Windows Vista or Windows 7

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Symptom



The information in this article applies to Windows Live Movie Maker beta. 

Windows Live Movie Maker simply will not start.  On the European (N) version of Windows Vista or Windows 7 nothing appears to happen when you try to launch/open Windows Live Movie Maker or in some cases you may see an error from Window Live Movie Maker that says “This application has failed to start because WMVCore.DLL was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.”

Cause



This problem occurs because the European editions of Windows Vista and Windows 7 that are designated as "N" do not include Windows Media Player and related technologies that are required to operate Windows Live Movie Maker.

Resolution



To resolve this problem, install Windows Media Player. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/AllDownloads.aspx

More Information



For more information about Windows Vista Home Basic N, Windows Vista Business N, and Windows Vista Business N 64-bit Edition, Please visit the following website: http://www.microsoft.com/uk/windows/products/windowsvista/editions/n/choose.mspx For more information about Windows Media Player, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/versions.aspx

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Article ID: 972901 - Last Review: June 23, 2009 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Business N
  • Windows Vista Business N 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic N
  • Windows Vista Home Basic N 64-bit Edition
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