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I am having an issue with Windows 7 fonts. Someone messed up the default fonts and it is causing an issue with reports and websites where the font is different than what it is supposed to be.

This is causing reports to cut the title off and websites to display links and paragraphs in the wrong areas or being cut off. This issue is only happening on one computer in the entire office. I was wondering if there was any fix or a way to reload the default fonts for Windows 7 even after they have been changed.

I have tried restoring the default fonts through the control panel and that did not fix the problem. I have also ran system file checker to see if there was any issues there that may be causing this to happen.

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What does "messed up the default fonts" mean? Can you be more specific? HOW are they messed up? What's actually wrong here? – Shinrai Dec 27 '11 at 15:31
I have edited the question so the issue is described better. – Brandon Dec 27 '11 at 16:30
Brandon, which web browser(s) and application(s)? Many applications have their own font settings. – iglvzx Dec 27 '11 at 18:11
I have found a fix for this issue by running a registry fix from a Deseret Technology Forum post here It resets all the default font registry values and after a reboot everything works fine. – Brandon Dec 27 '11 at 18:29

The fonts used by the system are different from the fonts used by the web browser. Try changing the web browser's fonts. I think the default font for IE on our machines is Times Roman 16.

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Here is how to restore you fonts to default in Windows 7;

  1. Open Fonts by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Fonts.
  2. In the left pane, click Font settings.
  3. Click Restore default font settings.
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he said he already tried the control panel method. – Jeff Dec 27 '11 at 16:25
I have already tried this and it has not fixed the issue. – Brandon Dec 27 '11 at 16:26
@Brandon have you made sure you are logged in as administrator before doing this? UAC may be holding you up. – CharlieRB Dec 27 '11 at 16:31
@CharlieRB yes I am signed on as administrator. It does not fix the issue. – Brandon Dec 27 '11 at 16:37

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