I have a set of fonts, which I would like to install on my Windows 8 system. My user-account has administrator privileges, but the original administrator is different.

When I install 5,6 or any number of fonts, it only installs one and complains that it's an Unlicensed font. What can I do about it and how to install the fonts.

I cannot upload the font directly here, but I think I know what the issue is. The names of files, even though are different, in their properties, they are all named as Unlicensed font. Now there are 4-5 fonts, so everytime I am installing one, it asks if you want to replace it with the already existing one(That's what the text in screenshot says)

Now, the golden question is Why is Windows ignoring the file-name and instead going for some other information in metadata/properties? How to remedy it.

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After suggestion, I tried to use FOnt-properties editor, but that didn't help. Updated screenshot.

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closed as unclear what you're asking by DavidPostill, Ramhound, Dave, fixer1234, nc4pk Jan 29 '16 at 14:12

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  • Please edit your question and include a link to the font you are trying to install. – DavidPostill Jan 28 '16 at 13:21
  • @DavidPostill : Couldn't upload the font as it's from company, so uploaded a screenshot, the title-bar of screenshot is what I keep seeing in Windows 8 while installation. Thank you. – We are Borg Jan 28 '16 at 13:28
  • According to your screen shot the font is installed. What make you think it isn't? – DavidPostill Jan 28 '16 at 13:30
  • @DavidPostill : That was from my Linux system, where I thought I would see, I have posted a screenshot from Windows account and the problem is with names as shown in updated post. Sorry, but not much experience with Windows systems. – We are Borg Jan 28 '16 at 13:41
  • I've no idea what that screenshot is from but that is not how you install fonts in Windows. See How to Install, Remove, and Manage Fonts on Windows, Mac, and Linux and How To Install Fonts in Windows 8 – DavidPostill Jan 28 '16 at 13:55

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