Windows Calculator

For years, I have come to rely on the basic calculator. You know the one. Numbers and four basic operators and a button to clear the results when you make a mistake entering numbers and get a result that makes you go “whaaaa?”

I am running Windows 10 Home Edition on my notebook. I needed to do a basic calculation for some disk storage that I want to set up, but when I went to run Calculator from the search bar, it didn’t appear. All I saw was something about installing Calculator X8. I don’t need that. I just need the simple calculator.

After some searching, it seemed that the program was still on my system. I just needed to run calc.exe.

So, I typed calc.exe in the search bar and this informative message popped up.

We have self-driving cars, we have planes that can navigate on their own, but we don’t have a simple auto-download for something as trivial as this? No, instead, I had to open the Microsoft Store, search for calculator, reinstall Windows Calculator, and then…

Oh crap, I forgot what I was going to calculate.