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I've installed a deleted a bunch of fonts, and have somehow broken something. Is there a way to restore my fonts to 'factory default'?

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On the original installation media, you will find a file named install.wim in the sources folder:

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You will be able to open that file using 7-zip.

Inside that file, you will find a folder named 1. In there, you'll see the familiar folder structure from your system drive:

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Go to Windows\Fonts and simply extract all the files and copy them to your %WINDIR%\Fonts folder.

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Wow, never would have expected it to be that easy. – Melikoth Jun 29 '12 at 11:40

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