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Windows 8 Metro Fonts Glitch?

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    Windows 8

    Windows 8 Metro Fonts Glitch?

    I do a lot of design work and therefore have a huge collection of fonts. After upgrading to Windows 8, I installed my pack of 25000 fonts. Now, whenever I go to use any Metro app and the start screen, all my icons and some Metro fonts are garbled up. I'm surprised that this has happened and am wondering if there is any fix for this.

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    Windows 8

    Exact same problem. I would love to see a solution to this one, it is an annoying issue almost immediately after installing.
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    I'm experiencing exactly the same!

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    Were you able to solve it?

    Thank you very much in advance,

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    Issue SOLVED!

    Do this:
    1. From the DVD (you'll need 7-Zip, Power ISO or so) you have to open install.wim, then go to Windows/Fonts and extract them all in any directory. (Alternatively, you could copy the same folder from another -CLEAN- Windows 8 system you have).
    2. Select all (ctrl+a) the fonts from the dir you've extracted them and right-click and Install..,
    3. When asked, say Replace (also check to do so for all the files)
    4. You are done! (Though you may need to re-boot, but it wasn't my case).
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  5. #5

    Actually you just need to copy the file for the font:
    "Segoe UI Symbol"
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    Windows 8

    crap! it worked!
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