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Deleting Fonts

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    Deleting Fonts


    I installed some chess fonts and now i want to remove some of them, but no matter what i do, i simply cant delete them.The message pops up and says "the fonts are in use". I know the fonts are not in use but that doesnt solve the problem.I have only one user account and i sign in as an administrator.please help

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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Hi,

    To remove Fonts using regedit

    Be warned, you break the registry you break PC, you are to blame no one else. So please be careful.

    Press "Windows Key"
    type: Regedit

    For Windows 8 64bit
    Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\ Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts

    For Windows 8 32bit
    Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts

    Then select the fonts you want to remove on the right hand side and simply press "Del"

    font will now be gone.

    Hope this helps !!!
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Windows key + R to get Run.
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    Thanks for your kind reply friend.But seriously, i am not gonna try this out for 100kb fonts.why MS doesnt let us simply delete it? Anyways, thanks for the good info.
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