1.    08 Dec 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro

    Built-in calculator app broken???


    I use the built-in windows calculator occasionally. The last time that I brought it up its window flashed up and disappeared very quickly. So it is getting invoked, but dying then very quickly. So I tried starting it from a DOS prompt window, same thing, and no error message in the DOS prompt window after it quickly died.

    Tried "sfc /scannow" just for yuks, nothing found there. I suppose that's good, but not welcome.

    Using Windows 10 Pro with threshold 2 update, and am just mystified by this one. The calculator is one thing that has never been broken for me, very surprised.

    Any ideas what I might do to get it back? In the interim I can go find another calculator, but I like the built-in one, it's simple and quick to use.

    Thanks!
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  2.    08 Dec 2015 #2
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Read in another posting that there was an updated calculator in the MS Store. Don't know why, but after I updated it, the calculator is now working fine.

    Thanks a bunch MS, fine work you're doing there.
    Last edited by MrDoh; 08 Dec 2015 at 22:30.
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  3.    08 Dec 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
    Posts : 2,555
    Windows 10 x64 Home Build (Redstone(1)) 15063.608

    Quote Originally Posted by MrDoh View Post
    Read in another posting that there was an updated calculator in the MS Store. Don't know why, but after I updated the calculator is now working fine.

    Thanks a bunch MS, fine work you're doing there.
    Glad that the update I posted about worked and got your calculator back up and running
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  4.    11 Dec 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 1,529
    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)

    It seems whenever there is a pending update to a bundled app then that particular app will stop working. I had the same issue with photos app as you did with calculator. I headed to the store and under updates it showed photos, calculator and one drive. Suddenly they auto downloaded and after a short while installed. Went back to the photo app and now working again. I had the same issue because of the same reason a few weeks ago with the photos app too. So I guess the same is what bodged your calculator app.
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