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Movie Maker does not upgrade to Movie Maker 2 in Windows XP

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When you upgrade Microsoft Windows Movie Maker from the following Microsoft Web site, Movie Maker may not upgrade to Movie Maker 2:
This problem may occur if some .dll files and the Moviemk.exe file are not replaced during setup.
To work around this problem, follow these steps:
  1. Quit Movie Maker.
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer.
  3. In Windows Explorer, locate the following folder:
  4. Copy the files contained in the {60BFF50D-FB2C-4498-A577-C9548C390BB9} folder to the following folder:
    C:\Program Files\Movie Maker
  5. Click Yes to All in the Confirm File Replace dialog box.
  6. In the C:\Program Files\Movie Maker folder, right-click the Mm20ex.inf file, and then click Install.
  7. Double-click the Moviemk.exe file to start Movie Maker 2.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

Article ID: 825229 - Last Review: 06/20/2014 08:16:00 - Revision: 4.0

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
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