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How Do I Get a Scientific Calculator in Windows®

October 05, 2011  |  Difficulty: Easy

How to download and install very helpful Microsoft® Mathematics application

Microsoft® has released their mathematical application for free use. It can be very helpful, not only for those interested in the study of mathematics, but this utility can also be used for someone who wants to expand their mathematical knowledge, or calculate complex problems. This software includes many sophisticated functions, for example, the ability to plot graphs. The application is available for all versions of Windows® XP SP3, and there are both 32 and 64-bit versions. However, it does require installation of NET Framework, and Microsoft® NET Framework 3.5 SP1, which are free to download. In the instructions below you can read how to handle the installation in just a few moments. Then, you can enjoy the interface of a great math application for free.


  1. First, you must download the software from the Microsoft® Mathematics download page.
  2. In the “Quick details” section, select your language from the dropdown menu and click on the “DOWNLOAD” button related to the version of your operating system.
  3. Save the file to any location in your computer.
  4. Locate the downloaded file and run the installer (double-click on the file). If your operating system asks you for confirmation, click on the “Run” button. At the Welcome screen, click on the “Next” button.
  5. In the next dialog box, you should read the license terms and click the “I accept” radio button. Click on the “Next” button.
  6. Then, you should choose whether you want to join the Customer Experience Improvement Program or not, and click on the “Next” button again.
  7. Specify the installation folder, or leave the path as default. Click on the “Next” button and then on the “Install” button.
  8. When the installation process finishes, click on the “Finish” button. If the installation of Direct X® begins, go through the installation wizard and install it. Click on the “Close” button.
  9. Now, you can launch your free Microsoft® download in the Start menu.


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