How to Reinstall Calculator in Windows 10 & 11

Is something wrong with your built-in calculator app? Here are the steps to reinstall the calculator in Windows 10 and 11 systems.

Windows 10 and 11 operating systems come with many built-in apps like Photos, Movies & TV, Paint, etc. Most of these built-in apps are pretty helpful. The calculator is one such app most users use daily.

For example, even though I don’t manage any financial accounts, deal with many spreadsheets, or am not into commerce, I regularly open and use the calculator app for one reason or another. I use the calculator app so often that I have a dedicated keyboard shortcut to open it.

Did you know that you can always keep the calculator on top with just a simple trick? I’ve already written in detail on how to do it. Please read it to learn how.

As good and helpful as the calculator app is, it might behave oddly or not work correctly from time to time. For instance, users often complain of the calculator app not opening in Windows 10 and 11, slow calculator operations in Windows, frequent crashes, etc.

It is better to uninstall and reinstall the calculator app in Windows 10 or 11 operating system in those situations. Reinstalling an app often solves a lot of problems instantly. The good thing is, though Calculator is a built-in application, there are multiple ways to reinstall it.

So, let me show you the steps to reinstall the calculator in Windows 10 and 11 operating systems without delay.

Table of contents:

Reinstall calculator from Settings

To reinstall the calculator from Settings in Windows 10 & 11, you must first uninstall the app and then install it from the Store. It is pretty easy to do. Let me show you how.

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Click on the “Apps” option.
  3. Go to the “Apps & features” page.
  4. Find the Calculator app.
  5. Click on the “Menu” icon next to it.
  6. Choose the “Uninstall” option.
  7. Press the “Uninstall” button.
  8. Go to the Calculator page in MS Store.
  9. Click the “Get/Install” button.
  10. With that, the calculator app is reinstalled in Windows 10 & 11.

Detailed steps:

Open the Windows Settings app with the “Start key + I” key binding. Go to the “Apps > Apps & features” page in the Settings app. Once you are here, find the Calculator app. You can use the “search bar” to find the app quickly.

After finding the app, click the “Menu” icon (three vertical dots) and choose the “Uninstall” option.

uninstall calculator app Windows 10 and 11

This action will uninstall the Calculator app in Windows 10 and 11.

confirm uninstallation

After that, go to the Calculator app page in the Microsoft Store and click the “Get/Install” button.

reinstall calculator app Windows 10 and 11

The above action will instantly reinstall the Calculator app in Windows 10 and 11.

Close the Microsoft Store app and open the Calculator app from the Start menu.

PowerShell command to reinstall calculator

If you want, you can reinstall the calculator app from PowerShell in Windows 10 and 11. Let me show you how.

  1. Press “Win + X” to open the Power User menu.
  2. Choose “Windows Terminal (Admin).”
  3. Execute the below command in PowerShell.
    Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage
  4. Close the Terminal.
  5. Go to the Calculator page in MS Store.
  6. Click the “Get/Install” button.
  7. With that, the calculator app is reinstalled in Windows 10 & 11.

Detailed steps:

The first thing to do is open PowerShell. To do that, right-click the Start menu or press the “Start + I” shortcut. Here, choose the “Windows Terminal (Admin)” option. Windows 10 users can choose “Windows PowerShell (Admin).”

In the PowerShell tab/window, execute the below command.

Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage

PowerShell will instantly remove the Calculator app as soon as the command is executed. You can now safely close the PowerShell or Terminal window.

After that, open Microsoft Store and search and open the Calculator app page. You can also use this link to open the app page directly. Here, click the “Get/Install” button.

This action will reinstall the Calculator app in Windows 10 and 11.

That is it. It is simple to reinstall the calculator app in Windows 10 and 11.

I hope this easy Windows how-to guide helped you.

If you are stuck or need some help, comment below, and I will try to help as much as possible.

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