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There are many free fonts available online; to install a new font (note: if you’re an XP user, scroll down to the XP Method Section):

  1. Download a font
    If the font file is in a .zip archive, right click the file and click Extract
  2. Right click on the font file and click Install

Install a New Font – Method 2

To install a font through the font manager, do the following:

  1. Download a font
    If the font file is in a .zip archive, right click the file and click Extract
  2. Click the Start button, type font, and click on Fonts
  3. Drag the font file into the Font manager

XP Method

For Windows XP users:

  1. Download a font
    If the font file is in a .zip archive, right click the file and click Extract
  2. Open C:\Windows\Fonts
  3. Drag the font file to the Fonts folder:

Enjoy your new fonts.



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Comments

  • Mark

    Thank you very much Rich -Mark in S. Diego

    • You’re very welcome. I’m always looking for help on improving my guides so please let me know if this one can be improved to be more helpful.

  • Phubeth

    I DID AS YOUR MEDTHOD BUT IT DID NOT CCCURE AT FONT MANAGER BOX. HOW CAN I DO NEXT. THANK YOU. PHUBETH

  • Phubeth_h

    I DID AS YOUR 2ND MEDTHOD, BUT IT DID NOT OCCURE TTF FONT AT FONT BOX. HOW CAN I SOLVE THIS EVENT. THANK YOU.

  • alex

    thank you so much!

  • lisajverona

    I’m having problems installing certain .ttf fonts. I’ve tried several times with method #2 but the system says that it’s impossible to install the font. If I right click on the font the option “install” doesn’t even appear. Can you tell me if there’s anything else that I can do?

    • Is it just one font? Perhaps you could re-download it as it may be corrupted. If it’s not corrupted (i..e when you double click on it, the preview works), let us know. (Also, it doesn’t hurt to double check if it already got installed somehow.)

  • Prashanth14abc

    I tried both methods, both resulted in same way.
    “The file ‘D:MylaiTSC.ttf’ does not appear to be a valid font.”
    Yeah, i’ve checked the fonts folder, its not installed.
    The file is not corrupted, and is not in a zip. Any suggestions?

    • Prashanth, does the font work on a different PC?

      • Prashanth14abc

         There was problem with the code in the ttf file. I also found that the particular font was not upto my requirements, hence i don’t need to try fix it anymore.
        BTW i tried to use other fonts just for checking, and it was working fine.
        Anyway thanks for helping me out Rich.

      • Thanks for the update.

  • wptemaer

    Hmm i get a lot of folders named fonts but not placed in windows/system32 etc.


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