In Windows 10, Microsoft ditched the good old calculator app and replaced it with a new Modern app, which we wrote about recently here: Run Calculator in Windows 10 directly. Many people are not happy with this change because the old Calc.exe loaded faster, and was more usable for mouse/keyboard users. If you would like to get the classic Calculator app back in Windows 10, it is possible. In this article, we will take a look at the Old Calculator for Windows 10 program which will allow you to get Calculator from Windows 8 and Windows 7 in Windows 10.
Update: a new version of Old Calculator is available. In this version, I made it possible for the old calculator to "survive" after sfc /scannow, Windows Update and so on. No system files will be replaced any more.
To get Calculator from Windows 8 and Windows 7 in Windows 10, you need to do the following things:
- Download the setup program for Old Calculator for Windows 10 from here: Old Calculator for Windows 10
- Run the installer. It will look like this:
- Follow its steps. After it finishes, you will find the good old Calculator app shortcut in the Start menu:
- After you launch it, you will get the familiar application:
You are done. The Calculator app will be revived completely, e.g. you will be able to launch it as "calc.exe" from the Run dialog or from the taskbar search box or from Cortana. It will have the same interface language as your operating system. If you will decide to revert to the Modern Calculator app, just uninstall the Old Calculator from the Settings app\Uninstall a program, see the following screenshot: