The next version of Windows called as Windows 7 which is expected to be launched as soon as the fall of 2009, has some major changes. I am not sure what took Microsoft so long to revamp Windows components like paint, notepad and similar utilities. However, it’s better be late than never and living by this ideology, Windows 7 will have some a major revamp to the above mentioned application.

Microsoft is also going to give a new version of calculator with Windows 7. It’s not that the current calculator is not great. It does have some good features in scientific mode. But the new calculator is going to be a state of art calculator. The current calculator has 2 modes namely standard and scientific. But the new calculator will be a state of art calculator which promises to have 4 modes. These modes are:





Sounds incredible, right! What if I told you that the new calculator is already available and you can start using it with your Vista. Not only does it have advance calculating features, there’s also been some work on user interface and the calculator has much improved display.

You don’t have to wait for Windows 7 to release. You can start using it right away. The calculator has been ported from Windows 7 pre-beta build 6801. You can download it from the link below:

Download Windows-7-Calculator.rar

You can just extract the files from the rar archive and double click on calc.exe to start using it or, you can replace your existing calculator of Windows Vista with this one. Just follow the steps below:

  1. copy calc.exe to C:\Windows\System32\
  2. copy calc.exe.mui (in en-US folder) to C:\Windows\System32\en-US\

Because you’ll be overwriting the existing calculator files of Vista, it’s a good idea that you take a back of the files which will be overwritten.