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Having trouble with the Windows 10 calculator? Doesn't it work or won't it open? Don't worry if you have a problem with the Windows 10 calculator like it won't open or the calculator won't work, then you should follow this guide to fix the underlying problem.


The Windows operating system has always provided some useful iconic applications such as paint, calculator, and notepad. The calculator is one of the most useful applications that Windows provides. It makes the work easy and fast and the user does not have to operate on any physical calculator but can access the built-in calculator in Windows 10. Sometimes Windows 10 calculator will not work, so to solve a problem of this type there are many easy ways to solve it quickly.

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Make sure to create a restore point in case something goes wrong.

METHOD 1: Reset Windows 10 Calculator

If any application in Windows 10 is not working, then to fix it, the best solution is to restart the application. To reset the calculator in Windows 10, follow these steps:

1.Open the Start menu or press the Windows key.

2.Type "Applications and Features" in "Windows Search" and then click on the search result.


3.In the new window, find the Calculator in the list.


4.Click on the application and then on Advanced Options.

5.In the advanced options window, click the Reset button.


The calculator will restart, now try to open the calculator again and it should work fine.

METHOD 2: Reinstall the calculator using PowerShell

The Windows 10 calculator is built-in and therefore cannot be removed directly from the properties. To reinstall an application, the application must first be removed. To uninstall the calculator and other such applications, you must use Windows PowerShell. However, this is limited in scope as other applications such as Microsoft Edge and Cortana cannot be uninstalled in this way. Anyway, to uninstall the calculator follow these steps.

1.Type Powershell in Windows Search, then right-click Windows PowerShell and select Run as administrator.


2. Type or paste the following command in Windows PowerShell:

Get-AppxPackage * windowscalculator * | Remove-AppxPackage


3.This command will successfully uninstall Calculator from Windows 10.

4.Now to install Calculator again, you need to type or paste the following command in PowerShell and hit Enter:

Get-AppxPackage - AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register »$ ($_.InstallLocation) AppXManifest.xml»}


This will install the Calculator in Windows 10 again, but if you want to install the Calculator using the Microsoft store, please uninstall it first and then you can install it from here. After reinstalling the calculator, you should be able to fix the problem that the calculator does not work in Windows 10.

METHOD 3: Run the System File Checker (SFC)

The System File Checker is a utility in Microsoft Windows that scans and replaces the corrupted file with a cached copy of the files present in a compressed folder on Windows. Follow these steps to run the SFC scan.

1.Open the Start menu or press the Windows key.

2. Type CMD, right-click on the command line and select Run as Administrator.


3. Type sfc / scannow and press Enter to run the SFC scan.


4.Restart the computer to save the changes.

The SFC scan will take some time and after restarting the computer it will try to open the calculator application again. This time you should be able to fix the problem of calculator not working in Windows 10.

METHOD 4: Run the Deployment Image Management and Service (DISM)

DISM is another utility in windows that also works the same way as SFC. If the SFC doesn't fix the calculator problem, then you should run this service. To run DISM follow these steps.

1.Press Windows key + X and then select Command Prompt (Admin).


2. Type DISM / Online / Cleanup-Image / RestoreHealth and press enter to launch DISM.


3.The process can take 10-15 minutes or even longer depending on the level of corruption. Please do not interrupt the process.

4.If the above command doesn't work, then try the following commands:

Dism / Image: C: Noffline / Clean-Image / Restore-Health / Source: c: N-mounting windows Desm / Online / Clean-Image / RestoreHealth / Source: c: | mount windows / LimitAccess

5.After DISM, run SFC scan again via the above-mentioned method.


6.Restart the system and try opening the calculator and it should open without problems.

METHOD 5: Perform System Restore

If the above methods don't fix the problem, then you can use system restore. A system restore point is a point where the system rolls back. The system restore point is created so that if there are any problems in the future, then Windows can roll back to these settings without errors. To perform a system restore you need to have a system restore point.

1.Type control in Windows search and then click the "Control Panel" shortcut from the search result.


2.Change the "View by" mode to "Small icons".


3.Click on "Recovery".

4.Click "Open System Restore" to undo recent system changes. Follow all the necessary steps.

5.Now from the Restore system files and settings window, click Next.


6.Select the restore point and make sure this restore point is created before you face the BSOD issue.


7. If you cannot find the old restore points, then check "Show more restore points" and then select the restore point.


8. Click Next and then review all the settings you configured.

9.Finally, click Finish to start the restore process.


10.Restart the computer and try to open the calculator.

This method will roll back Windows to a stable configuration and the corrupted files will be replaced. Therefore, this method should correct the problem of calculator not working in Windows 10.

METHOD 6: Add a new user account

If all the above methods have failed, then create a new user account and try to open the calculator on that account. To create a new user account in Windows 10, follow these steps.

1.Press Windows key + I to open Settings and then click Accounts.


2.Click the Family & Others tab on the left menu and click Add someone else to this PC under Other people.


3.Click I don't have this person's login information at the bottom.

4.Select Add a user without a Microsoft account at the bottom.


5.Now enter the username and password for the new account and click Next.


6.Open the start menu and you will see the icon of the other user.

7. Switch to that user account and try to open the calculator.

Login to this new user account and see if the calculator works or not. If you manage to solve the problem that the calculator does not work in this new user account, then the problem was with your old user account, which could have been corrupted.

METHOD 7: Use a third-party app

If nothing works for you, you can download a third-party Calculator app. This calculator will work just as well as the Windows 10 calculator. To download various Calculator applications, you can visit this link and download the application.

I hope this article was helpful and that you can now easily fix Calculator not working in Windows 10, but if you still have any questions about this tutorial, feel free to ask them in the comment section.