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How to install fonts in Windows 10

Sometimes the standard fonts that are provided in the latest version of Windows 10 are not simple. You may need something nicer for your upcoming PowerPoint presentation or graphic design project.

Fortunately, there are thousands of fonts that you can download (as long as they are for personal use only) and installing couldn't be easier. In this manual we will teach you step by step how to install fonts in Windows 10.

For an overview of installing fonts specific to Adobe Photoshop, we also have a manual for that.

Installing fonts via the Microsoft Store

The easiest way to install fonts is via the Microsoft Store. All you have to do is a few simple clicks.

Step 1

: You can do this by opening Windows 10 Settings clicking Personalization and then clicking the Fonts tab .

You will see a link above to Get more fonts in the Microsoft Store . Click on it and then download your font, just like an app, so that it is automatically installed and displayed in the settings.

Alternatively, you can also manually download a font from a website of your choice and install it. Steps 2 and 3 discuss more about installing fonts from outside the Microsoft Store.

Step 2: Once downloaded, the font may or may not be wrapped in a zip file. If it is compressed, right-click the file, select Extract All and follow the instructions to place the font in a folder of your choice.

Step 3: After extraction (or access to the file at the downloaded destination), right click on the file and select Install . That's all!

How to install fonts with drag and drop

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If you prefer to do things manually, you can use the old-school drag-and-drop method that requires two open windows .

Step 1: Download your font as in the instructions above and remove it from the zip file if necessary.

Step 2: Navigate to the search box on the taskbar, type Control Panel, and click on the corresponding result.

Step 3: With the Control Panel open, navigate to Design and personal settings and click on Fonts in the main window.

Step 4: Once your font library has been loaded, simply drag your new font from the target location in the Explorer into the font window. A small progress bar appears when it is installed. Once completed, the font is ready for use.

How to remove fonts

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If you eventually install more fonts than you need or just don't want one available anymore, here's how to remove them.

Step 1: Search for Control Panel in the search bar of Windows 10 and click on the corresponding result.

Step 2: Click on Design and personal settings and then Fonts .

Step 3: Scroll through the list or use your keyboard to search for a specific font. When found, click on it and select Remove from the top bar menu. Or right-click and select Remove from the pop-up menu.

Step 4: Click on Yes when you are asked to confirm. The font will then be removed from your system.

How do I reset the default fonts

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If fonts cause problems or you have removed an important one, you can always reset your fonts to the default settings of Windows 10. This is much less impactful than resetting or reinstalling Windows 10 and it brings your fonts back to the way they were when the operating system was reinstalled.

Step 1: Search for the Control Panel in the Windows 10 search bar and click on the corresponding result.

Step 2: Click on Design and personal settings and then Fonts .

Step 3: Click Font Settings in the menu on the left .

Step 4: Click on the Restore default font settings button . Windows 10 then restores your font selection to the standard options of Windows 10.

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