I am not a Windows user, but we need to find a solution for converting Fahrenheit in Celsius degrees in MS Windows Vista?

I know that it should be possible using a formula, but is there any native way to make this conversion using the built-in calculator application? Note that I am not looking for alternatives but I just want to know if this is possible in Vista.

While it's available in Windows 7, 8 it's not available in Vista.


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It's available in the included calculator application. I'm using Windows 8, but i think it's the same in Windows Vista. Windows 8 Screenshot - Just press Ctrl+U

You only need to press Ctrl+U.

Update: Looks like this answer is not correct. According to Wikipedia, the unit conversion feature comes with Windows 7.

Alternatives: While it's not built-in, you can download a third-party calculator instead. For example, i found this Conversion Calculator. In the web, there are a lot of sites for these as well. Even Google is one.

Hope this helps!

  • That's the issue! While it's available in Windows 7, 8 it's not available in Vista. Tested and it won't work. Mar 26, 2014 at 7:51
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    Just updated my answer as well!
    – aIKid
    Mar 26, 2014 at 7:51
  • Can you copy-paste the Wikipedia paragraph? I don't find it... Mar 26, 2014 at 7:53
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    @IonicăBizău It's in the Windows 7 section.
    – aIKid
    Mar 26, 2014 at 7:54
  • You should correct the complete answer then. It is clear that Vista still ships with the XP / previous calc.exe
    – Ray
    Mar 26, 2014 at 12:27

enter image description hereYou can simply do this using Google. just type it as below

1 Fahrenheit = Celsius

and it will show an online converter where you can even enter custom values.

This can also be used to do different other conversions. I use it to to USD to INR conversion.


All the best.

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    It also understands 1F to C, which might be easier to remember
    – Izkata
    Mar 26, 2014 at 18:29
  • And also 1F in C
    – Blorgbeard
    Mar 26, 2014 at 19:19

You could use your Web Browser for this...

chrome and firefox have some extensions / addons for unit conversion,

Chrome: [ Cloudy Calculator ] :: 112,931 users / Rating 5/5 from 1353 users.

Firefox: [ Converter ] :: 11,911 users / Rating 5/5 from 51 user reviews.


you could use a gadget for this if you prefer... [ gadget link ]:

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