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Windows 7: Delete fonts

13 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premuim x64
 
 
Delete fonts

Ok, well, I'm a fool.

I needed to install a font, thought I clicked just one, but somehow must have chosen all.

I have loaded over 10,000 fonts on my system.

How can I revert to just the basic font set that comes with Windows 7?

Deleting manually would just be too time consuming.

Is there a list of what fonts are Windows 7 default? Then I could highlight all and then unhighlight the ones to stay and delete the rest.

Or is there a better way to go about this?

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13 Feb 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Zoombi,

You could do a system restore using a restore point dated before you installed the fonts to remove them.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Feb 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center
 
 

Hello Zoombi, welcome to the Seven Forums.

You might find some help in here: How to restore Windows 7 default fonts..

Kari
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13 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premuim x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Zoombi,

You could do a system restore using a restore point dated before you installed the fonts to remove them.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

I thought about that but this was done over a week ago and I have only just found out about it.


Have made other changes since then.


The good lady wife informs me that when she fires up her label printer it takes ages (i checked, it does). I think this may be related to the 10k+ fonts.


I just wish she told me as soon as she realised and I would have done a system restore.
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13 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premuim x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Hello Zoombi, welcome to the Seven Forums.

You might find some help in here: How to restore Windows 7 default fonts..

Kari

Tried that.

It doesn't delete the current fonts though.

Idea: If I deleted ALL fonts and then did this it should restore just the default fonts.
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13 Feb 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zoombi View Post
Idea: If I deleted ALL fonts and then did this it should restore just the default fonts.
It seems so, although I am not completely sure.

Here's a list of Windows 7 fonts from a computer which has very few apps installed, so the Fonts folder should be almost "native": Fonts.txt

Kari


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13 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premuim x64
 
 

I used font frenzy


Font Frenzy allows you to strip away your excess fonts and leave only the fonts that are essential to Windows, giving you the maximum performance possible.

link --
fontfrenzy


THANK YOU all for your help.


Have gone from 14,131 fonts down to 326.


I will load others that I need as needed ONE at a time
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13 Feb 2011   #8

Win7 Pro 64
 
 

wow 14k
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13 Feb 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news Zoombi.
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