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Windows XP and Calculator

Running the Calculator

SUMMARY: Access the Windows XP calculator tool to quickly solve math equations.

Need to quickly add up a few numbers and don't want to go hunting for your desk calculator (which, for some reason, never actually IS on your desk)? Windows XP comes with a calculator tool that can satisfy most peoples' needs. Here are two ways to start the calculator tool:

1. Click on the "Start" button, choose "All Programs", "Accessories", then "Calculator".
2. Press WINDOWS+R, type in "calc" (without quotes), and press ENTER.

From here you can perform basic math functions just by typing them into the calculator window. You can click on buttons to perform actions, or just press the '+' key on your keyboard to add, the '=' key to get the results, etc.

BTW: Some modern keyboards come built-in with a special button to start this tool! If you are in the market for a new keyboard, check for this feature.

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