How to Enable or Disable Calculator’s Graphing Mode in Windows 10

The Calculator’s graphing mode enables users (especially students) to draw and understand basic as well as advanced graph’s nature on Windows 10. However, if you want to disable this graphing mode on your computer, you may do so by configuring the group policy accordingly.

Since Windows 10 Home users don’t have access to the group policy editor, they may perform this task by tweaking the related entries on the registry. If you are going to use this option, we strongly recommend backing up your registry files and settings. The best way to do so is to create a system restore point of your PC’s current state. 

Disable Graphing in Calculator on Windows 10

Below, we discuss two working ways to either enable or disable the graphing feature on Windows 10 device –

1] Modify Calculator’s Graphing Mode Policy 

The group policy provides an easy way to either enable or disable graphing mode on your computer. To edit its default settings on your PC, use these steps –

  • Press WinKey + S to launch the Search UI.
  • Type “group policy” in the text bar and click the well-matching result.
  • On the policy window, reach out to the below path – 

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Calculator

  • Jump to the right-side and double-click the “Allow graphing calculator” policy. 

disable graphing mode - Allow graphing mode

  • By default, this stays “Non-configured”. Choose whichever option you want to perform here and hit OK.

disable graphing mode - group policy

  • Close the group policy editor and Reboot your device.
  • From the next logon, you won’t see the graphing mode inside the Calculator. 

2] Registry Tweaks

Alternatively, you may also disable the Calculator’s graphing mode from the registry itself. Here are the essential steps to work upon –

  • Invoke the Run dialog by pressing the Windows key and I.
  • Type “regedit” and hit OK to enter the registry window.
  • Using the ladder logic on the left side reach out to the below address. Or, just copy/paste the below path on its address bar –

Computer\HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3105168380-3071851799-381973337-1001\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Calculator

Alter the value inside the registry.

Note: The “S-1-5-21-3105168380-3071851799-381973337-1001” part may vary on your computer. 

  • Head over to the right page and look for an entry titled “AllowGraphingCalculator“.
  • Click twice this Reg_DWORD and put “1” inside the value data field.
  • Close the registry, and Restart Windows so that changes made come into effect.
  • When Windows reloads, launch Calculator and see the graphing mode must have greyed out by now.

Calculator's graphing mode

Tip: To re-enable this feature, you may go to the same location on the registry, and this time put “1” instead of “0”. Doing so will activate back the graphing mode on the calculator.

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