[Fixed] Windows 10 Calculator Not Working

Like older versions, Windows 10 also provides default applications like notepad, calendar and calculator. Many people struggle with the calculator in Windows 10 because of certain issues like the calculator application, not opening. This can be inconvenient as a calculator is used on a daily basis by many users for quick calculations. There are some issues or problems with the calculator application in Windows 10 reported by some users.

  • If the calculator application in Windows 10 cannot be started, does not run or launch; the application is unresponsive completely.
  • If the calculator application in Windows 10 is not opening, it can be an annoying issue for a user.
  • Some users report that the calculator application in Windows 10 opens and then closes immediately. This problem is mainly related to corrupt files.
  • Sometimes the problem with the calculator as the application in Windows 10 is ‘administrator not working’. Which can mean that the user is using an administrator account and the issue can be fixed by the user after reinstalling the application.

There are some solutions available for Windows 10 calculator application for users who report issues or problems.

Resetting the calculator application:

  1. Windows 10 lets users reset the applications. As Microsoft recommends resetting an application when it is not working, here are a few steps to reset the calculator application in Windows 10.
  2. Go to Settings > System > Apps & features.
  3. Select Calculator Application and select Advanced Options which will open the link to Open Storage Usage and App Reset Page.
  4. Click on the Reset button.
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Reinstalling the Calculator application in Windows 10:

After resetting the calculator application in Windows 10 as instructed above, if the application is still having issues, the user should try reinstalling the calculator. To reinstall an application, the first one needs to uninstall the said application. As the calculator is a default application in Windows, it is difficult to uninstall the application and hence, the user needs to use PowerShell or external cleaners like CCleaner in order to uninstall the calculator.

If a user is using PowerShell, here is how to reinstall the calculator :

  1. In Windows 10 search, type PowerShell.
  2. After right clicking on the search result, select Run as Administrator.
  3. After copying Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage command, paste it and then click on Enter.
  4. Then after pasting the Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *windowscalculator* | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml”} command, press the Enter key.
  5. Reboot the system.

Resetting Windows 10 install

If the methods given above do not work, the user should try resetting the Windows 10 install and try fixing the problem. Note that resetting Windows 10 install will remove all the third-party applications installed as well as the programs.

Installing a third-party Calculator program

If all the methods mentioned above do not fix the problem, there are many calculator applications available by third parties on the internet for Windows 10. Or a user can try installing Windows calculators for previous versions of Windows.

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