Microsoft has dropped the classic 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, it allows unit conversion and date calculation. Options to calculate fuel economy, lease, and mortgage payments are also available.
The new modern-style Calculator app in Windows 10 is also equally powerful. In addition to the standard calculator, it also includes a powerful scientific calculator, programmer calculator, date calculator, unit converter, currency converter, and memory for storing and reusing numbers.
The important thing is that it can be launched from the Run dialog box, just like the traditional Calculator program.
While the new Calculator app is better in almost every department, many users still like the classic look of the old Calculator in Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1.
Now, if you aren’t impressed with the new Calculator app in Windows 10, you can download the old Windows 7-style Calculator program 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 the Microsoft Calculator Plus program.
Microsoft Calculator Plus was released a decade ago, but it is compatible with Windows 10 as well. Just like the traditional Windows Calculator program we all are familiar with, it also includes standard, scientific, and conversion modes. The default look of the Calculator is not usable, but you can switch to the Classic view to make it look like the traditional Calculator program.
Visit the following page to download the Microsoft Calculator Plus program for Windows 10.
UPDATE: Microsoft Calculator is no longer available to download from Microsoft. So, we have provided the Softpedia website link from where you can download the program.
Download Calculator Plus (Softpedia link)
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.