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25 Oct 2011  

windows 7 home premium
Windows displaying symbols instead of legible text.

Hi there,

I have this problem with my computer after updating windows 7 (Home Premium 64bits)
After the update is installed and my computer restarted, the text are replaced with symbols, triangles, and other characters instead of legible text. This occurs as windows starts up and at the log in screen and after logging in.

I search the net for similar problems and tried the suggested remedies of sfc /scannow in command prompt and also sfc /verifyonly (this states no problems with the integrity of the system).
I also checked the location setting to be US English and this is not the issue.
And I also tried to do the following instructions found on the following link: Windows 7 Symbols Instead Of Text? but could not find \FontAssoc\ the
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FontAssoc\Associated Charset]

Please help because the only way to get my computer back is to restore to a previous point when this happens after updating windows. I would like to avoid doing this when windows updates and restarts.

Thank you in advance.
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