Microsoft Windows allows custom fonts but how to install fonts on Windows 8 and in Windows 7 today i will explain you how to apply new fonts pack on Windows 7 and Windows 8.
It was hard to install fonts pack on Windows XP and such old Microsoft operating systems but Microsoft has change installing fonts feature in latest operating system such as Windows 7 and Windows 8. As Windows 8 Release preview version has been release so we will cover installing fonts in windows 8 too in this topic.
Installing Fonts in Windows XP
As i said that installing fonts in Windows XP is little bit boring but nothing is tough for user who is passionate about their work. The first thing to install fonts in any operating system is to download fonts package. There are lot of sites which offer free and paid fonts pack. So first of all download a suitable font pack based on your work theme. Most of things are similar while installing fonts in Windows 7 and XP and Windows 8 too.
How to install Fonts in Windows 7
You can apply both of tricks which i will explain below. Just follow below steps to install fonts on Windows 7.
Step 1: After downloading suitable fonts package for windows 7. Click on Start button then Click Control penal to open it.
Step 2: In Control penal Choose items as Large icons from the top right corner. Now you will find folder called “Fonts”. Double click on it to open.
Step 3: In Fonts folder click on Folder settings. Here you have to enable installing fonts feature. Tick mark on allow fonts to be installed using a shortcut (advanced). Finally press OK. Here you have activate drag and drop feature by which you can install custom new fonts directly by drag and drop to this folder.
Step 4: Now open your new fonts folder which you want to install. You can either drag that font to Fonts folder in control penal directly to install it or Right click on it and Click install.
How to install Fonts on Windows 8
Installing fonts in Windows 8 is quite different but you can try to install fonts on Windows 8 at similar way as we did in last tutorial. As this is call that windows 8 has all improved features but still windows 8 in testing and improving stage. You can try following to apply new font in Windows 8 as under.
As i said all the features got easier and more effective.
Step 1: Just extract fonts from downloaded fonts zip package on your desktop.
Step 2: Open folder where new folder is and directly right click on that font and choose Install option from there.
Step 3: You can copy this font file and paste to Fonts folder in your Control penal.
How to Install Fonts on Windows 7 Video
Check out this YouTube video how i installing font on Windows 7 using all the tricks which mentioned above.