Thursday, March 01, 2007

How to install additional fonts in Windows Vista?



The procedure is pretty much like you do in Windows XP, but in Windows Vista, you can do it in many ways - and they are much easier.


Simplest way - Select and Right click on the Font(s) you want to install and select Install from the context menu that appear. Your font will be instaled if it is right for Windows Vista. But it will confirm your acceptance by asking you through user account control pop up window. Simply click on Continue, and you are done.


The other way - Open Control panel, swith to Classic View by clicking on Classic View button on the top left corner of Contrlo panel Window. Open Fonts folder and then right click on an empty space on its right pan where fonts are listed. Install New Fonts... context menu will appear. Clikc on it and then browse to Fonts folder for the fonts you want to install and click Install button after selecting from the available fonts list, and you are done.

36 comments:

Ben Fox said...

Thanks for the great tip. I used this post as a source for my recent blog post at www.faster-pc.net/blog, and cited your blog. I'm looking forward to reading more of your insight on Vista! All the best.

Ben Fox said...

Sorry, that was http://www.faster-pc.net/blog - I mistyped the URL :) My bad!

jennyL said...

Thanks for the tip i just bought a new pc with vista and it helps.

Anonymous said...

hi,

I have .fon type raster font which works fine in XP But in Vista it is Not working Any Solution?

Keith said...

what if you don't have Administrator permissions on your computer?

Heidi said...

That was helpful. It stopped me from throwing my computer, Vista and all, out the window.

Michelle said...

thanks for the tips- worked like a charm

Anonymous said...

I downloaded and installed but it wouldnt work on open office. What now?

Anonymous said...

i tried installin it but it dont work. when i right click on a file; my options are open, cut, copy, delete and properties

Anonymous said...

after you install the font find its properties, and the folder location. copy and paste it into the search bar in the start bar. then right click on the file and hit install. good luck!

NikhilakaDraGon said...

Thank You. I just bought Vista Ultimate. Wanted to use fonts on Photoshop but couldn't have them installed. Thank you once again.

Chris said...

Boy that was straightforward, many thanks for the tip. I can get on designing some certificates with my newly installed font now.

Fizz said...

Thanks for the tip. I was frustrated at the inability to move fonts directly into the "Fonts" folder. I would never have managed it without this, thanks.

PS: MicroSoft need to allow us to manually install fonts!

Ariel said...

My right-click menu still won't give me the "Install" option, even if I find its properties, folder location, paste it to search bar, and right click it there. What am I doing wrong?

Anonymous said...

thanx
the tip worked :)

TanMan said...

The Vista install option from the context menu (i.e. right-click) is not available for fonts unless they are on a local drive, and not in a zip file.

Rachetwench said...

Go, Tanman! between this article and your insightful comment, I'm back in business and not ready to shoot Vista right off my laptop!

Nice work, guys! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks man ! u saved my day!

Peace!

Icones 3D said...

Thanks a lot

Anonymous said...

I downloaded a new font into Vista-it works until I hit the space bar and then it reverts to the default font. Help, please.

Anonymous said...

Hey thanks for the great tip!! :D

Sean said...

does not work over a network, if do not have admin rights, you need to have admin rights and install locally

Skayyce said...

Yeah, i have windows vista and it doesn't work. i have tried and tried and i don't understand why it's not working.

suse said...

Thank you for your help. It was surprising how easy it was to do. Thank you again.

Anonymous said...

i know how to install fonts on vista, but i was wondering if you could help me out still...
My font isnt appearing on the install screen; i just downloaded one and when i open the folder it is in, the 'install' option is not there. please help !!

Ben said...

Thank you sooooooooooooo much! I was here on my new Vista laptop pulling my hair out trying to install fonts the XP way. Bloody Vista! lol

Cheers again,

Ben

Anonymous said...

i have jzip installed on my computer, which is making me cross because it wont work now.
help me! i need the zaphyr font!
i downloaded it!, cant install it!
ive followed every step, and it wont work.

Karley said...

i dont have the install thing when i right click... WHAT IS WRONG?

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot, i didn't realize it was that easy. more power!

rhian said...

hi there,
thx for your article but i get so far and then it says: No fonts available in the little box..
am i the only one that hates vista?!! i just got this new pc yesterday and i'm gonna take it back and get a cheaper xp one...vista is too complicated; trying to be too clever...it has 1000 functions for every 1 thing you want to do grrrrr thx anyway

Steph said...

Press the Alt key to see the File menu. Click 'Install New Font'.

Vineet said...

Wow great tip !!! Could solve my problem... AS i'm a great admirer of handwritten fonts...... !!!!!!!

Jill said...

I somehow got some fonts to download off of a free fonts website, but they went into a zip file and I don't know how to get them into my fonts folder so that i can use them!!! can anyone help?

shruti said...

thank u so much....ur an angel :)

Anonymous said...

Thought I would add my 2 cents in for some people who are having trouble.

For those who do not have the "install fonts" option do this:

Open My Computer > Local Drive (usually C:) > Windows > Fonts.

Now anywhere in your Font Folder, right click, and "Install New Font"

Make sure your new font is already unzipped, and in a location you know so that you can find it to install. Hope this helps.

°o.OOº°‘کђ[ỉ]V ...>>>No MERCY¨‘°ºO said...

Thanks Thanks THanks a lotttt

For the first time I installed fonts on my computer.

THis article is really worth.

I just Love it.

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