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Windows 7: XP's Calculator on 7?

17 Feb 2011   #11

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops

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Is there a copy of Windows XP's calculator that can replace Windows 7's calculator?

I really don't like the new split formats of the calculator. On XP's I can use HEX as well as do actual math without having to switch between them. On Windows 7's, well, I can't. For my needs, windows XP's is far superior functionally than 7's. It's good to be able to do math and hex calculations without constantly swapping back and forth.

I've tried a few freeware calculators in the past but none were as easy or designed as nicely as XP's was.
Hi! I had same issue than you.
Search for "Microsoft calculator plus" on google.

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18 Feb 2011   #12

Windows 10 Pro X64

Just copy calc.exe from an XP system (\Windows\system32 directory). It runs fine under Win 7 32 or 64 bit.
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19 Feb 2011   #13

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops

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just copy calc.exe from an xp system (\windows\system32 directory). It runs fine under win 7 32 or 64 bit.

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07 Jul 2016   #14

Win 7 64

You're absolutely right the Windows 7 calc is un-usable after having used the XP calculator for years. They obviously got someone who never used it to revamp it.

What is it with Microsoft. They meddled with Windows 8 and nobody liked it. It's the same thinking with the calculator
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07 Jul 2016   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86

Yup, that works, but why? The new one has actually more options than the old one.
But not being a mathematician, if it adds and subtracts, multiplies and divides, it works for me.
I keep a shortcut to Calc in my Task Bar.

However, I can't stand what they did to my old friend Sol.exe. Screwed it up beyond belief.

So I just copied sol.exe and cards.dll from Windows XP and plunked them down in my root directory, made a shortcut to sol.exe on my desktop, and now I can play my old favorite Solitaire just like I did when I was running XP.

"all things are possible for those who Believe"

Cheers Mates!
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07 Jul 2016   #16

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware

Never thought I'd be saying this, but the Win10 calculator beats 'em all. Hex, Dec, Oct, Bin - all displayed at once

XP's Calculator on 7?-w10_calc.jpg

also converts my weight into 0.03 of an elephant . . .

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