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Restore default font settings doesn't seem to work

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Some time back I was trying to add fonts to Windows 7 and now I've made a real mess of them.  For the most part everything looks okay but certain sites in IE look terrible.  At this point I would just like to set the fonts back to the "out of the box" settings.  Everything I've read says to go into the font settings and click the "Restore default font settings" button.  When I do that, the button becomes disabled and nothing appears to have happened.  Is there any other way besides going through ever font manually?
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by:MarkieS
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Is it just IE - You may just have your IE font size set wrong.
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by:twestfall
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I only notice it on certain sites in IE.  I don't think the settings are wrong in IE.  It almost seems that sometimes my system, when attempting to load the font on a site, if it can't find it, it substitutes with something not so good.
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by:MarkieS
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I have a plain Win7 build

I show 134 fonts installed..  attached is a list

These links you may have already triied..
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/how-to-restore-windows-7-default-fonts/73a8eb3e-3189-4514-b87c-18fcdca4fe26


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by:twestfall
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I have seen this link.  While you have 134 fonts, I have about 1300.  By looking at your list I can also see that I'm missing many of the fonts you have.  Do you know how to pull the fonts off of the Windows 7 CD?
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MarkieS earned 2000 total points
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Browse the Windows CD/DVD and find the install.wim file - this is an image of a windows install.

In order to view and extract files (Fonts) from this WIM file you'll need to install something like 7Zip  (http://www.7-zip.org/)

Once it's installed - start 7Zip and browse to the D:\Sources\install.wim and launch it, (Double click)

Then browse to the Windows\fonts folder

Then you should be able to copy all the fonts over to your machine

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by:MarkieS
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Any news?
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by:twestfall
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I now think I have all the fonts but they're still messed up.  I have fonts I don't want.  It's not really a major problem but I'm always baffled at how hard these things are to fix.
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by:MarkieS
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If your up and going do you want to close this request?
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by:twestfall
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Sure.
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