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the Windows7 system font is stopping me from installing a better font with the same name.

Removing it requires TrustedInstaller, but how can I be a TrustedInstaller ?

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As an administrator you can take ownership of the file - once you're the owner you can change the permissions to give yourself full control of the file then you can delete it.

Whether that's a good idea or not is a different story.

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1: change the system fonts as described here: How to Change the Default Fonts in Windows 7

2: Delete the old font as described here: How to Delete Fonts in Windows 7

3: install the new font

4: repeat step 1 and change the system font to the newly installed font.

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