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How to delete unwanted 'potected system fonts' Win 8.1

  1. #1

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    WinXP + Win98SE + Win8.1 + Epoc

    How to delete unwanted 'potected system fonts' Win 8.1

    Could someone please tell me how to delete the masses of unwanted foreign 'system fonts' that came with my new Win 8.1 machine.
    I know they don't slow up staring time in this version of Windows but they wreck your font selection in word processors. The 'hide' command is already on but it does nothing, they still show up in the font selection.

    This system is:-
    Asus T200 transformer
    Windows 8.1
    system is fresh apart from installation of a start menu and word processor.

    [I use 6 a month old desktop with XP as my main computer]

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  2. #2

    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,846
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    You can actually delete the unwanted fonts in: C:\windows\fonts folder. However, the proper way is:
    Control Panel->Fonts then right click on the font you don't want then delete.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

How to delete unwanted 'potected system fonts' Win 8.1

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