Microsoft introduced hundreds of new features with Windows 7. At the same time, Microsoft dropped a couple of great features from its newest version of Windows. Features such as Dreamscene, taskbar toolbar for Windows Media Player and Windows Calendar have been dropped from Windows 7.
Users who have used Windows Vista for a long time before upgrading to Windows 7 or Windows 10 will surely miss the Windows Calendar program in Windows 10/7.
As you know, Windows Calendar was a fantastic program available in Vista with tons of features and options. As you may know, Microsoft has excluded Windows Calendar feature from the latest iteration of Windows.
Even though one can use the calendar feature in Windows Live Mail program as a replacement for Windows Calendar, it’s not as powerful and feature rich as Windows Calendar.
If you have been missing the Windows Calendar feature in Windows 10/7 and can’t live without it, here is smart way to get back this feature in Windows 10/7. And if you are new to Windows Calendar program, we encourage you read how to get most out of Windows Calendar program guide.
Install Windows Calendar in Windows 10/7
Follow the simple instructions given below to get back Windows Calendar in Windows 7:
Step 1: First of all, navigate to Windir/Program Files (C:\Program Files, where C is your Windows 7 drive) and create a new folder named Windows Calendar.
Step 2: Now, download this ZIP file. Extract the contents to C:\Program Files\Windows Calendar.
Step 3: Navigate to C:\Program Files\Windows Calendar\Windows Calendar (where C is your Windows 7 drive), right-click on the WinCal.exe program and select Pin to taskbar option.
You can also create a desktop shortcut of Windows Calendar program by right-clicking on WinCal.exe file, clicking Send to, and then clicking Desktop.
Step 4: Click on the Windows Calendar shortcut on the taskbar to start running Windows Calendar program in Windows 7.
Step 5: Enjoy Windows Calendar in Windows 7. Thanks to Chris for this tip.
Don’t forget to check out how to enable 7 missing features in Windows 7.