How to Use the Windows 7 Calculator

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In Brief...

If you have used previous versions of Windows, you will be familiar with the Windows Calculator. In Windows 7, the Calculator can be used as a basic calculator, as well as a scientific, programming, and statistical calculator. To use the Calculator, follow these six steps.

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  1. Select the Start menu button.

  2. In the Search programs and files text box, type "calculator".
    Search Programs and Files Text Box

  3. Select the Calculator.
    Select Calculator

  4. Select View.
    Select View

  5. Select a mode.
    Select Mode

  6. Type in your calculation.
    Typed Calculation

Author: Margaux Judge

Margaux Judge has worked as an e-learning editor and instructional designer for over ten years, writing and editing a wide variety of courses, from technical topics to soft skills. She has a Bachelor's degree in English and Textual Studies from Syracuse University and a Master's degree in Television Writing from Boston University.