An app that you’ll always see on every version of Windows is the calculator app. It’s a simple app, but one that will still be considered useful.
Whether it’s to calculate the tip of delivery or adding how much the total you have to pay for your bills, the calculator app is always needed. But what to do when it starts to give you problems?
Update the Calculator App
Sometimes all the calculator app needs is an update. Since there are quite a few calculator apps in the Microsoft Store, it can be difficult finding the one you’re currently using.
A trick to open the app you’re using, right-click on the Windows start menu and right-click on the Calculator app. Click the option to rate and review the app, and it’ll open the precise calculator app in the Microsoft store. Check to see if there is a pending update.
Run the SFC or DISM to Fix Calculator Issues
SFC or System File Checker is a tool that is already integrated into your Windows 10 computer that is used to fix corrupted system files in a Windows installation. To run an SFC check, you’ll need to use the Command Prompt.
To open the Command Prompt, press the Windows and R keys to open the Run box. When it opens, type cmd and press enter. When the Command Prompt opens type in the following code:
If you don’t see anything that indicates an error, but the problems continue, type the following code:
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
DISM stands for Deployment Image Servicing and Management. It’s a command-line tool that has the purpose of mounting and service images before deployment.
Reset the Calculator App
In the calculator app, you’ll find a reset option that added for those times when the app is not working right. Click on the Windows start button and right-click on the calculator app and place the cursor on the More options.
Go to App settings and scroll down and click on the Reset button.
Uninstall and Re-install the Calculator App
To uninstall the calculator app, click on the Windows start menu and right-click on the app to choose the Uninstall option.
You’ll know the app has been uninstalled since the calculator icon will disappear. It’s up to you if you want to install the same calculator app or try a new one.
Create a New User or Sign-in as a Different User
There could also be a problem with the login account. A quick fix would be to use another account, or you can create a new account. To make a new account go to Settings > Accounts > Family and other users.
As trustworthy as an app may be, it’s going to cause you problems sooner or later. But, by using these useful tips, you can get around them quickly. How is your calculator app malfunctioning? Share your thoughts in the comments below.