How to Install Windows 7 Calculator on Windows 10

By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

Newer isn’t always better, and it seems that Microsoft is working hard to update some of its most popular apps. One of these apps is Calculator, and even though this app is updated many users wish to bring Windows 7 calculator to Windows 10, and today we’re going to show you how to do it.

As you probably know Microsoft decided to replace standard Calculator app with a modern version  in Windows 10. Although new Calculator app comes with sleek design it lacks many of the features that old Calculator app had. Old Calculator app had support for scientific, programmer or statistic calculations while the new version lacks these features.

In addition to advanced calculations, the old application was faster and optimized for keyboard and mouse while the new Calculator app is optimized for touchscreen devices. One major advantage of old Calculator was that you could launch it simply by opening Run dialog and typing calc in it, and the new version doesn’t support that. Now after we have covered the differences between the two versions we can show you how to bring back Windows 7 calculator to Windows 10.

  1. Download and run Old Calculator for Windows 10.
  2. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
  3. Now you should be able to start the Calculator by using the desktop shortcut.

We have to mention that this version of Calculator can be launched by typing calc.exe in the Run dialog just like in the previous versions of Windows which is a welcome addition. As for the Calculator, all your favorite features are here with a familiar design, so you shouldn’t have any problems.

If for some reason you wish to switch back to Modern Calculator app all that you have to do is to uninstall Old Calculator just like any other application by going to the Settings app > Uninstall a program section.

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