I know, the title seems dumb, but I've tried this here, and that don't work at all.

After I install an update, a critical update, which I got on 13 August, my notebook gone error, but the update succeed, leave all of my font's gone so, when I do startup, the font looks like this: there

And when I search with my phone, found some sites says "try to install some fonts, it'll works", well, it's works, but how can I change default font? If I want to delete a font, it says "the font's in use". The help that Microsoft's web give, is not in my notebook option list.

I'm running on Toshiba - Windows 7 Home Basic SP1, original.

  • Even-though this is not the solution, I'd rather save time by just re-installing or repairing windows. – Abandoned Account Aug 21 '14 at 5:31
  • @HassanAlthaf well, I don't know how to format Windows, without using CD, because they didn't give the CD, so I can't format/re-install that. While repairing Windows seems that I'll need more money than buying the CD. – aldy505 Aug 21 '14 at 5:33
  • Lol go grab a win7 torrent of your version, burn it on a usb/dvd and go into windows repair and that would fix every problem – Abandoned Account Aug 21 '14 at 5:35
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    It looks like it's a known issue: MS14-045: Description of the security update for kernel-mode drivers: August 12, 2014 – and31415 Aug 21 '14 at 15:26

As Hassan said, a reinstall of Windows would solve the problem. Installation discs often do not come with a new computer these days but instead you are instructed to make a backup/install discs yourself on the first time use of the computer. If you didn't make those, you would need to buy/get a copy of Windows 7 elsewhere.

Buy anyways, here are some links that seem to have good tips, tricks and information about how to restore the default fonts in Windows 7 in different kinds of situations:

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  • If none of those links will help you solve the problem, reinstall/repair might be a good solution. :) – Tenttu Aug 21 '14 at 6:36
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    Instead of posting a handful of links, it'd be nice to give an actual solution here in case the other links become unavailable (and generally we don't want to send people away for solutions) – slhck Aug 22 '14 at 12:16
  • @slhck I didn't pick those links at random. Two of my friends have had problems with the Windows 7 fonts in the past and I picked links to instructions that are close to the solutions that helped them. ;) – Tenttu Aug 25 '14 at 6:07
  • I didn't say you picked them at random. What I said was that we like a solution here on Super User rather than another link away. – slhck Aug 25 '14 at 9:03

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