How to Install and Uninstall Fonts in Windows 7

Although there is a variety of fonts already installed in Windows operation system, such as Arial, Verdana, Georgia, Trebuchet MS, Century Gothic and more, but if you want to be a designer by occupation, or want to use more fonts in your paper, the default fonts are not enough. You need to install more fonts on your Computer. There are two ways to install fonts in windows 7, you can pick the one that is right for you.

In this article, I put the screenshots of the steps for Windows 7. The steps for Windows 8 are almost the same with Windows 7, but a little different. You can still refer to this article if you’re using the latest Windows 8.

Steps to Install Fonts in Windows 7

(1) Install the font directly

This is most simple and quick way to install the font on your computer. And it can be also used on Windows Vista and Windows 8.

Install Fonts in Windows 7

Image a-1: Install Fonts in Windows 7.

First, open the folder that containing the new font. Right-click on the font file, and then click on Install from the menu, the font installation will automatically start.

(2) Copy the new font to the Windows Fonts folder

Goto Font Directory to Install Fonts in Windows 7

Image a-2: Install Fonts in Windows 7, step 2.

Open Windows Fonts folder by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, selecting View By option to Large icons or Small icons (1) and then you will see the Windows Fonts (2) folder. Click on the Fonts to open the font folder.

Move Font Install

Open a new window and go to the new font folder. Focus the mouse cursor on the new window (3). Drag the new font from it’s folder into the Windows Fonts folder (4).

Installing Font

Windows will automatically install the new font after done those steps.

Reinstall Fonts

Reinstall Fonts in Windows 7

Click on the font file you want to remove from your computer. Right-click on it, select Delete and the font will be uninstalled.

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