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I have unzipped two fonts into my c:\windows\fonts folder. when I open the fonts icon in control panel it shows the two fonts when I select them and then go to File I dont find the "Install New Font" command! someone please help.
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From what I understood of your question, if the downloaded fonts are contained in c:\windows\fonts\, you should be able to go:

Start Menu > Settings > Control Panel > Fonts > File Menu > Install New Fonts

I assume your problem/question has to do with this option's being grayed out...

The following information at http://techadvice.com/tech/F/Font_TS.htm may be helpful:

1) the Fonts folder must have the "System" attribute SET

          use explorer to look at it and set it if its not checked
          or
          in a command prompt type...
          cd\windows <enter>
          attrib fonts +s <enter>

          Shut down and restart Windows.

     2) The Fontext.dll file may be missing or damaged

          Restart Windows in MS-DOS mode.
          Change to the Windows\System folder.
          If the Fontext.dll file exists, rename it Fontext.old.
          Extract a new copy of the Fontext.dll file from the original...
          ...Windows disks or CD-ROM to the Windows\System folder.
          Restart Windows

     3) The Desktop.ini file may be missing or damaged

          To see the file, open an MS-DOS session and view the
          Windows\Fonts folder.

          Restart Windows in MS-DOS mode.
          Change to the Windows\Fonts folder.
          If the Desktop.ini file exists, rename it Desktop.old.
          Extract a new copy of the Desktop.ini file from the original Windows
          disks or CD-ROM to the Windows\Fonts folder.

Barring that, you may be able to find more information on troubleshooting this at http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q133/7/25.asp

Best of luck and let me know if this helps.
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Thanks alot rachelle your first solution solved my problem.
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Glad I was able to help.  : )
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