Reply Wed 1 Dec, 2004 07:22 pm
Do computers with Windows XP Professional provide a "calculator" where a user can put in numbers and the desired arithmetic operation and the calculator will calculate it?

I used to find it by going to Programs, then Accessories, then Calculator, but it's not there anymore.
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Reply Wed 1 Dec, 2004 07:37 pm
It's there with my PC! Maybe whoever setup your machine either moved it to another folder or skipped installing it all together?

You can do a search of your drive for the file "calc.exe" and see if it's there somewhere. If not you can go into your Control Panel and select the "Add/Remove Software" icon and then "Add/Remove Windows Components" and install the Calc from your OS dics.
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Reply Thu 2 Dec, 2004 06:08 am
click on start ยป Run
and type in calc
this will bring it up. If nothing happens then you have not got it installed.
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Reply Thu 2 Dec, 2004 08:10 am
In case you really don't have it anywhere, well, Fishin' already explained how to install the built-in Windows calculator application from the installation source files, but another option is using one of the (superior) alternative free Microsoft calculator apps...they have 2 different ones on microsoft.com

MS Calculator Plus:
Includes most complete conversions capabilities I've personally used in a calc app.

MS Power Calculator:
With this PowerToy you can graph and evaluate functions as well as perform many different types of conversions. http://download.microsoft.com/download/whistler/Install/2/WXP/EN-US/PowerCalcPowertoySetup.exe
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