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  • Question

  • hello,

    is there anyway to install extra fonts during the OSD for windows 7?

    i tried to create a script to copy the fonts to the windows\fonts folder but they all got removed after the OSD is finish

    i'm aware that in Windows, fonts need to be installed, not copy and paste

    any idea?

    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 2:42 AM

Answers

  • Hi bostos,

    I haven't done this for Windows 7 and it's been some time since Windows XP ........ if the process hasn't changed much you could create a task sequence step to take place after the OSD is complete and sysprep has completed using a similar method to below.

    When you install a font all it does is copy the .ttf file to the %systemroot%\fonts and add an entry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts. This can be automated with a batch file as follows

    copy myfont.ttf %systemroot%\fonts
    regedit /s font.reg

    The font.reg would contain the followingREGEDIT4

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts]
    "Myfont Plain (TrueType)"="myfont.ttf"

    The new font would be visable once the machine has been rebooted.

    • Marked as answer by Eric Zhang CHN Wednesday, October 27, 2010 9:18 AM
    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:29 AM

All replies

  • Hi bostos,

    I haven't done this for Windows 7 and it's been some time since Windows XP ........ if the process hasn't changed much you could create a task sequence step to take place after the OSD is complete and sysprep has completed using a similar method to below.

    When you install a font all it does is copy the .ttf file to the %systemroot%\fonts and add an entry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts. This can be automated with a batch file as follows

    copy myfont.ttf %systemroot%\fonts
    regedit /s font.reg

    The font.reg would contain the followingREGEDIT4

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts]
    "Myfont Plain (TrueType)"="myfont.ttf"

    The new font would be visable once the machine has been rebooted.

    • Marked as answer by Eric Zhang CHN Wednesday, October 27, 2010 9:18 AM
    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:29 AM
  • have found the information somewhere

    and it is exactly as what you said

    thanks Danny

    Friday, October 22, 2010 4:43 AM