Disable calculator in Windows 7 - Remove, Disable, Delete, Ditch.


  1. Posts : 3
    Nottinghamshire
       #1

    Disable calculator in Windows 7 - Remove, Disable, Delete, Ditch.


    Hi does anyone have an idea how to disable or remove the Windows 7 calculator. I want to disable this feature due to cheaters using the calculator whilst doing maths homework? Bloody desperate here. !!!!!!!!!!!

    I find it ridiculous its not that easy to do . - Ijust want to Ditch the Calculator.

    Thank you
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  2. Posts : 4,776
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #2

    It's a pointless objective


    A user could just use any spreadsheet application or online calculator so I don't get why you think that this will work.

    Yes it can be done either via Group Policy or via a registry edit.
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  3. Posts : 5,440
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       #3

    If the stuudents are doing maths homework, how can you control what PC they are using?
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  4. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
       #4

    Even Google and Bing can do your maths so disabling Calculator is of no use.

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  5. Posts : 3
    Nottinghamshire
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Disable calculator in Windows 7 - Remove, Disable, Delete, Ditch.


    I have a HP G62 Laptop and i have young children ages 9 - 12 who use this and use the Mymaths website for study. On the HP G62 laptop i have on the keyboard there are 5 hot keys right beside your Tab, caps and ctrl. they open a series of applications from emails to web and calculator.

    In the past the button has gone unnoticed , but now they have been accessing the calculator and i want to ensure its not easily used - so id like to remove , deactivate the calculator.

    I know it can be done via Google , Msn, etc but they ain't that savvy yet , Theres even a calculator within the MyMaths which again is only activated if you get a fail score.

    Thank you
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  6. Posts : 2,418
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #6

    It's trivial to do, just delete the calculator executable file and you're done. Or remove the shortcut if you want.
    It's located in c:\windows\system32\calc.exe

    Backup to somewhere else if you want to restore it afterwards.
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  7. Posts : 4,776
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #7

    Alejandro85 provides a decent solution. If you want something more complicated use DisAllow Run (for other executables) as per the tutorial here:

    Applications - Prevent Running Specified Programs

    What's wrong with using a pen and paper to teach them?

    They will find a way to access a calculator if left unsupervised even if they have to ask friends how to get around your restrictions.
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  8. Posts : 9,612
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #8

    disablenotts said:
    ...I know it can be done via Google , Msn, etc but they ain't that savvy yet...
    Believe me, they will be very shortly after you disable the calculator (assuming they aren't already). Direct supervision and training in basic values, such as honesty, are the only viable options you have.
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  9. Posts : 3
    Nottinghamshire
    Thread Starter
       #9

    All sorted


    Alejandro85 said:
    It's trivial to do, just delete the calculator executable file and you're done. Or remove the shortcut if you want.
    It's located in c:\windows\system32\calc.exe

    Backup to somewhere else if you want to restore it afterwards.
    Thank you - I had to mess about with permissions but all done,
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  10. Posts : 5,440
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #10

    I bet your students get over the problem in less than ten seconds flat!
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