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Have some premium fonts on an old machine that we need to transfer off an old xp machine to a new windows 7 machine.  What's the best method of accomplishing this with no issues?

I don't think windows easy transfer handles this.
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Fonts are just files... so you can install them without too much trouble

This link goes into the gory details:  http://desktoppub.about.com/cs/fixfonts/ht/install_fonts_w.htm
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by:Jim-R
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By the way, Font files are normally stored in (both XP and Win 7)

%windir%\Fonts

copy and paste above into the Run dialog off the Start Menu (or WinKey+R) and hit <enter>
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by:Dr. Klahn
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After you've transferred the files, it would be prudent to burn a couple of CDs with the font directory.  This will give you some safe copies against future problems.
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by:Anuj Bhatia
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Hey Buddy ,

You can copy the Fonts by typing Fonts @ run command and then press Ctrl + A then Ctrl + C and copy then to a Portable HDD or a Pen Drive ..

On the Windows 7 Machine again @ run type fonts and then copy from the Portable HDD / Pen drive to the Fonts folder and you should have the same fonts that you had in Windows Xp ..

Lemme know how it goes ...

Thanks.

Anuj Bhatia.
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If I copy the older fonts to the newer fonts directory, do I also need to right click and install each of them or will this happen automatically once moved?  Thanks
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by:graye
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it should perform the install automagically.... but (obviously) if it doesn't you can do the manual install
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thanks for the feedback.
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