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After Windows Update all courier new fonts messed up

Posted on 2015-02-12
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Windows Update updated by 2008 server last night and now anything that shows Courier New fonts is messed up, Visual Basic, Expressions Web, SQL Management Studio, etc.  I've checked to make sure zoom is 100%, fonts are normal... all looks like it should.

I thought it might even be a display adapter so I replace it but it's the same problem.  I can change (some) the applications to default to different fonts but everything looks a little out of whack.  

Any ideas what happened or how I can get the normal display  back?
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Question by:StarDusterII
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by:Merete
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What was updated? Windows and Microsoft Office?
A simple idea, if Office was updated go to the Fonts folders rightclick the problem Font and install again?
C:\Windows\Fonts >Courier New> as it has a family of fonts open Courier New and you should see several versions click on each.
Courier New FamilyReboot?
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Rainer Jeschor earned 500 total points
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Hi,
this is a known issue caused by update KB3013455 .
Currently there seems to be no workaround. It affects the front-rendering / smoothing:
After you install security update 3013455, you may notice some text quality degradation in certain scenarios. The problem occurs on computers that are running the following operating systems:
Windows Server 2008 SP2
Windows Server 2003 SP2
Windows Vista SP2
Microsoft is researching this problem and will post more information in this article when the information becomes available.

Microsoft had also problems with patch KB3001652 which could freeze your computer. But yesterday they published an update on the latter one.

HTH
Rainer
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