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Delete Tahoma font

Posted on 2012-03-16
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Apparently my Tahoma font is corrupt. I want to remove it and reinstall. When I try to delete it, I am told that the file "is in use" and I am not allowed to delete.

I have also tried to boot into safe mode and delete the font with the same result.
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Try following this tutorial to restore the default fonts:

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-restore-default-fonts-in-windows-7
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ok, safe mode again,
goto windows\fonts folder,
delete the tahoma.ttf > manually

after deleting it, or can't delete also
goto  regedit,
then
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts
FIND tahoma
delete the line

restart in normal mode,
install the font you want, be sure its not corrupted again
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