How to install or remove a font in Windows

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To Install / Add a Font

Note: To install fonts, first unzip the font files (for .zip files) and put the extracted .ttf files on a floppy disk, CD, or your hard disk.

Follow these steps to install fonts in Windows

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type the following command, and then click OK:
    %windir%\fonts
  3. On the File menu, click Install New Font.
  4. In the Drives box, click the drive that contains the font that you want to add.
  5. In the Folders box, click the folder that contains the font that you want to add, and then click OK.
  6. In the List of fonts box, click the font that you want to add. To select more than one font at a time, press and hold the CTRL key while you select each font.
  7. Click to select the Copy Fonts To Fonts Folder check box. The new font is saved in the Windows\Fonts folder.
  8. Click OK.

To Remove Fonts

To uninstall or to remove a font from the hard disk, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type the following command, and then click OK:
    %windir%\fonts
  3. Click the font that you want to remove. To select more than one font at a time, press and hold the CTRL key while you select each font.
  4. On the File menu, click Delete.
  5. When you receive the "Are you sure you want to delete these fonts?" prompt, click Yes.

For Windows Vista, Windows 7

To Install Fonts

Open Fonts by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Fonts.

  1. Click File, and then click Install New Font. If you don’t see the File menu, press ALT.
  2. In the Add Fonts dialog box, under Drives, click the drive where the font that you want to install is located.
  3. Under Folders, double-click the folder containing the fonts that you want to add.
  4. Under List of fonts, click the font that you want to add, and then click Install.

To Uninstall / Remove Fonts

Open Fonts by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Fonts.

  1. Click the font that you want to uninstall. To select more than one font at a time, press and hold down CTRL while you click each font.

  2. On the File menu, click Delete. If you don’t see the File menu, press ALT.


To reinstall the standard fonts included with Windows

If any of the standard fonts that are included with Windows are missing, you can run Windows Setup again. Setup replaces missing or changed files. If the standard fonts are missing, other Windows files may also be missing. Setup also reinstalls these files.

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