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How to retain or re-install "Moviemaker" after restore, install or transfer.

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Example: Pavilion g7 notebook
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

My g7 notebook came pre-loaded with Win 8.1 Home. "Windows Moviemaker" was part of the installed package. Computer was later "free" upgraded to Win 10 Home while that option was still being offered ......all is good there.

 

Problem is that the physical hinge is breaking and I want to transfer my system .....including moviemaker to another desktop I have. Target desktop is a HP Compaq Elite 8300 running windows 10 Pro.

 

Questions are:

1) How can I do that?

2) Would any other download of "Win 8.1 Home" include moviemaker?

 

Main goal is to get the original "Win 8.1 Home" system and key functioning on the desktop.

Specifically to maintain Windows Moviemaker in the transfer, that download of course is no longer available at Microsoft.

Regards

 

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@axeroad

One thing you can't transfer to another PC is the Windows 8.1 HP OEM license -- as that is tied to the original PC, not to the PC owner.

While you CAN then transfer stuff like settings, data, and apps, you need a third-party product to transfer the apps.  I have tried two that work reasonably well with Win7 and Win8x: Laplink PC Mover Pro, and Easeus To PC Trans.  Both are commerical and both cost money to purchase and use.  There is no free alternative as the former Windows Easy Transfer does not migrate apps, only data and settings.

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