Microsoft has dropped the good old desktop Calculator from Windows 10 in favor of the metro or modern Calculator app. As you know, the desktop Calculator in Windows 7 and Windows 8 sports a simple interface but is very powerful.
With the Calculator available in Windows 7 and Windows 8, we can not only perform basic calculations but we can switch to scientific, programmer or statistics mode for advanced calculations. In addition to that, allows unit conversion, and date calculation. Options to calculate fuel economy, lease, and mortgage payments are also available.
The new modern-style Calculator in Windows 10 although looks elegant, it looks to have designed especially for touch inputs. The current version of the modern Calculator in Windows 10 doesn’t include all the advanced modes present in the traditional Calculator program.
The other downside is that it can’t be launched from Run dialog box unlike the traditional Calculator program. As you know, the old Calculator program can be launched in Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 right from Run command box by simply typing Calc command.
Now if you aren’t impressed with the new Calculator app in Windows 10, you can download the old Windows 7-style Calculator for Windows 10. Our good friend at WinAero has ported the classic Calculator to Windows 10, meaning you can continue using your favorite Calculator program even in the latest version of Windows without any issues.
Method 1 to get old Calculator in Windows 10
To get the old Calculator in Windows 10:
Step 1: Visit this page and download the Calculator app zip file.
Step 2: Extract the downloaded zip file to get Old Calculator for Windows 10 installer.
Step 3: Double-click on the installer, select your language and then follow the simple on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Method 2 to get old Calculator in Windows 10
And if you prefer downloading a Calculator from Microsoft, you can download Microsoft Calculator Plus program.
Microsoft Calculator Plus although was released a decade ago, it is compatible with Windows 10 as well. Just like traditional Windows Calculator program we all are familiar with, it also includes standard, scientific and conversion modes. The default look of Calculator is not really usable but you can switch to the Classic view to make it look like the traditional Calculator program.
Visit the following page to download Microsoft Calculator Plus program for Windows 10.
Download Calculator Plus
Method 3 to get classic Calculator in Windows 10
If you’re not interested in downloading and installing the ported Calculator or the above mentioned Calculator Plus, you can search the web for third-party calculator programs. There are plenty of free Calculator programs out there for Windows.