Windows 10’s Calculator app is an invaluable tool that includes scientific and programming modes along with more basic math options.
Yet, some users have said on the Microsoft forum that their Windows 10 Calculator app has disappeared.
How do I get my calculator back on Windows 10?
1. Run the Windows 10 app troubleshooter
- Press the Windows key + S keyboard shortcut
- Input troubleshoot in the search box
- Click Troubleshoot Settings to open the window shown directly below
- Then click Windows Store Apps and its Run the troubleshooter button
- Go through the Windows Store Apps troubleshooter that opens
2. Reinstall the Windows 10 App
- Press the Windows + R
- Enter PowerShell in Run’s Open box, and click the OK button
- Enter this command in PowerShell:
- Then open the Windows Calculator page
- Click the Get button on that page to download and install the Calculator app
If PowerShell stops working, follow the steps from this guide to get it working again.
3. Turn on Windows Defender Firewall
- Open Windows 10’s search utility.
- Input Windows Defender as the search keyword
- Click Windows Defender Firewall to open the window shown directly below
- Click Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off on the left of the Control Panel applet
- Select both the Turn on Windows Defender Firewall checkboxes if WDF isn’t enabled
- Click the OK button
4. Reset Calculator’s data
- Open the search box in Windows 10
- Enter the keyword apps in the search box
- Click Apps & features to open the window shown directly below
- Select the Calculator
- Click Advanced options to open the options shown directly below
- Press the Reset button, and click Reset again to confirm
- Restart Windows
5. Reset Windows 10
- Enter reset in Windows 10’s search utility
- Click Reset this PC to open the Settings window as in the snapshot directly below
- Select the Get started option.
- Select the Keep my files option
- Click the Next and Reset buttons to confirm
Need more info on how to factory reset your PC? Read this article and find out everything you need to know.
Note that you’ll need to reinstall third-party software after resetting the OS. You can also reinstall Windows 10 with the Windows Media Creation Tool.
Select the Upgrade this PC Now option in the Media Creation Tool to reinstall Windows 10 with both your own files and apps retained.
So, you don’t necessarily really need to restore the default Calculator app.
Do you use Windows 10’s Calculator app, or do you have any third-party software? Tell us about your preferences in the comment section below.
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