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Windows 7: Conversion tool

09 Nov 2011   #11

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

The built in Windows 7 Calculator also has a conversion option.
Click on View for the options or "Ctrl U"

Conversion tool-cal.png

Jim


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09 Nov 2011   #12

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Very useful for my work - always problematiocal for me converting pounds to long or short tonnes.

Thanks.
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09 Nov 2011   #13

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Sorry Gary, I was only laughing at the cartoon. I don't mean to criticize the system. No offence!

Being from a metric country, when I was in US I find it little difficult to adapt to the system. Thought one of you will give a plausible explanation.
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09 Nov 2011   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rraod View Post
Sorry Gary, I was only laughing at the cartoon. I don't mean to criticize the system. No offence!

Being from a metric country, when I was in US I find it little difficult to adapt to the system. Thought one of you will give a plausible explanation.
rroad,

The most plausible answer I would have given would have gone like this....
If it is working don't break it.
Not hard to switch over but must start in pre-school and the change over would take years to accomplish. Our government is working on creating joba and learning how to stop spending our money.
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09 Nov 2011   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
The built in Windows 7 Calculator also has a conversion option.
Click on View for the options or "Ctrl U"

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Jim
Like this ?

Calculator - Perform Unit Conversions
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09 Nov 2011   #16
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
Cool Boshko and Jim, I didn't know about that either. Good thing I'm on SF.
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09 Nov 2011   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

You're welcome Britton !
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09 Nov 2011   #18

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
We like it. Look up what a meter is based on.
But I posted this as a helpful tool, not to be criticized, back to topic.
I didn't mean to offend you or anything. Don't get me wrong, the conversion tool is perfect especiakly for non-windows 7 systems due to the lack of it.

I don't criticize the tool itself. I'm just expressing the feelings I share with the author of theoatmeal.com in regards to the whole imperial-metric system issue
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10 Nov 2011   #19

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rraod View Post
Even the British who made up the imperial system switched over to metric ...
Only partly true! We are schizophrenic about it:
  • We buy beer in pints but petrol in litres (though if we are talking about fuel efficiency, we still use miles per gallon);
  • When I say we buy beer in pints, that's draught beer - bottled beer is usually sold in 500 mL bottles;
  • We buy meat by the kilogram except in McDonald's, where you can still get a quarter-pounder;
  • We weigh ourselves in pounds but weigh vegetables in kilograms;
  • We use Celsius for temperature, but everyone my age converts it back to Fahrenheit so we can work out whether to wear a coat or not
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10 Nov 2011   #20

 
 

Even in the U.S. we do have a few types of items measured using the metric system -- e.g. many canned/bottled food and liquid items.
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