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  • I recently installed a few Adobe fonts with updates so I am not sure where the issue came from exactly but after restarting my machine my fonts are all messed up and I cannot reset them back to default. any suggestions ?

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 7:51 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    According to your descrioption, this issue happened after you installed the adobe font, so have you just uninstall the font to check the result. Regarding to the system restore, pleaes sure to choose a restore point which created before this issue.

    We can also try some registry settings, pleaes take a look of the following reference link, export the associated registry entries from a working system, then import it toy your problem system

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1175-fonts-change.html

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755091.aspx

    (please backup your registry first before editing it)

    NOTE This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites.


    Yolanda Zhu
    TechNet Community Support


    • Edited by Yolanda Zhu Wednesday, February 18, 2015 6:27 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Roger Lu Friday, March 6, 2015 4:07 PM
    • Marked as answer by Roger Lu Monday, March 9, 2015 5:51 AM
    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 6:16 AM

All replies

  • See here to change windows fonts: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/change-windows-fonts#1TC=windows-7

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 7:56 PM
  • Thanks for the reply but I have been down this route. at the bottom of that link it says

    "Note

    • The color  of some items can't be changed, and some items can't be changed at all. In those cases, the options won't be available".

    but those seem to be the ones that have changed and there is no obvious option to restore the defaults.

    I have tried a system restore with no luck, as well as the solution posted above. I am hoping there will be a solution via cmd prompt or regedit.

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 8:05 PM
  • If you know the fonts that were installed then you can open regedit and delete the fonts located here:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 8:12 PM
    • Edited by Acreed02 Tuesday, February 17, 2015 8:23 PM
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 8:19 PM
  • Gonna try repairing my install of office 2010 as someone had luck installing power point viewer 2007.

    Not quite the same thing but here's for hoping. 

    • Edited by Des Waite Tuesday, February 17, 2015 8:44 PM
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 8:43 PM
  • no luck with this one :( looks like a fresh install of windows and keep a close eye on changes I make in future.

    thanks for your suggestions guys.

    • Edited by Des Waite Tuesday, February 17, 2015 9:11 PM
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 9:11 PM
  • Hi,

    According to your descrioption, this issue happened after you installed the adobe font, so have you just uninstall the font to check the result. Regarding to the system restore, pleaes sure to choose a restore point which created before this issue.

    We can also try some registry settings, pleaes take a look of the following reference link, export the associated registry entries from a working system, then import it toy your problem system

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1175-fonts-change.html

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755091.aspx

    (please backup your registry first before editing it)

    NOTE This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites.


    Yolanda Zhu
    TechNet Community Support


    • Edited by Yolanda Zhu Wednesday, February 18, 2015 6:27 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Roger Lu Friday, March 6, 2015 4:07 PM
    • Marked as answer by Roger Lu Monday, March 9, 2015 5:51 AM
    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 6:16 AM