How do I reinstall system fonts without reinstalling Win XP?

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Gina

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Nov 4, 2002, 11:42:49 AM11/4/02
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My font manager and I aren't getting along. It just
uninstalled system fonts against my will! Is there any way
to get them back without reinstalling Windows XP?

Kelly

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Nov 5, 2002, 2:07:29 AM11/5/02
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Hi Gina,

Two Options:

Make a work folder - say C:\Tempfont
Put the CD in the drive and exit from the auto-run.

Start - Run - CMD.EXE
and in that give the letter of the CD drive (say Z:) - so
Z:
CD i386
EXPAND *.TT_ C:\TEMPFONT
EXPAND *,FO_ C:\TEMPFONT
C:
CD \TEMPFONT
REN *.TT_ *.TTF
REN *.FO_ *.FON
EXIT

That will extract all 298 fonts to C:\TEMPFONT. You can then go to the Fonts folder, Browse to C:\Tempfont, and select the ones you need.

Check the 'Copy to fonts folder' box before OK. Once you are sure you
have everything you need, you can delete the work folder.

Option #2:

Move the contents of the Fonts folder to an empty folder. By opening the Fonts folder, select all the fonts, copy them, and paste them to a new folder.

Open your registry and find the key below:

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

Highlight the key and press DELETE. Once the key has been deleted create a new key to replace it, by selecting Edit -> New -> Key and name the new key [Fonts].

Restart the computer, then re-install the fonts by opening the Control Panel, double-click on 'Fonts'. And from the File menu select 'Install New Fonts...' adding the fonts that were previously copied to the temporary directory.

Fonts Supplied with Windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/typography/fonts/winxp.htm

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Kelly

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Troubleshooting Windows XP
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gina

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Nov 5, 2002, 2:06:12 PM11/5/02
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Hi, Kelly. Thank you so much!
-Gina

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Kelly

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Nov 5, 2002, 4:09:51 PM11/5/02
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You are welcome, Gina.

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Kelly

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Troubleshooting Windows XP
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Jim Macklin

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Nov 9, 2002, 6:52:25 AM11/9/02
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Try Control Panel/Fonts folder There should be an add fonts command under
FILE, add new fonts


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