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Windows 7: removing eastern fonts

19 Jul 2009   #1
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 
removing eastern fonts

i've just looked in my fonts folder and found a whole bunch of eastern fonts that i'm pretty sure i will never want to use.

now, in the interests of speeding up boot-time and running a leaner system, i want to delete these files.

BUT windows says some of them are protected system files and won't let me delete them.

anyone know of any apps/hacks that will let me get rid of this excess baggage?


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19 Jul 2009   #2
Jon55

Windows 7 64-bit (7127) & Mac OS X 10.5.7
 
 

Deleting them is not going to speed up your boot time.
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19 Jul 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by megabyte View Post
i've just looked in my fonts folder and found a whole bunch of eastern fonts that i'm pretty sure i will never want to use.

now, in the interests of speeding up boot-time and running a leaner system, i want to delete these files.

BUT windows says some of them are protected system files and won't let me delete them.

anyone know of any apps/hacks that will let me get rid of this excess baggage?
How many fonts are you talking abt/ 10's 100's? there are several ways but if you remove one that is needed for display or printing you are going to have trouble.

The ones that are protected system files are probalby registered to some app or being used. Others I can right click and delete easily

BTW deleting most of the language fonts only gained me 1 second in boot time

Ken
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19 Jul 2009   #4
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

You'll free up maybe 5 megs by erasing fonts.

The flipside will be system errors you won't see until further down the line.
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20 Jul 2009   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

thanks for the replies guys

i guess i'll just have to keep them - who knows, maybe i'll meet a half burmese / half mongolian chick next week on msn...
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