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Each time I start the Windows Calculator it uses the standard view. It doesn't save the Scientific view, probably because my user account here at work doesn't have write permissions to some part of the registry.

Where exactly is this setting stored?

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Aaron Margosis explains how to do this in his blog post Remembering Calculator and Character Map Settings.

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The page says "Run regedit.exe as an administrator" so that doesn't help me, but thanks for the answer. – compie Mar 19 '12 at 9:34
Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Mokubai Oct 3 '15 at 16:51

Edit C:\WINDOWS\win.ini and add

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More like HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Calc\layout = 0 ... besides, if there is a permission problem, then the OP would almost certainly have no permission to write to the Windows directory ... – Joey Mar 10 '10 at 21:35

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