How to Install/Install Fonts on Windows 10

By | December 7, 2021

Sometimes Windows 10’s default fonts are not enough for you. Sure, Calibri, Arial, and Times New Roman are classics, but every once in a while, you want a bit of a font-based style, like Raleway or Lato.

But if you want to use an alternative, you have to install the font in Windows 10.

So, how do you install new fonts in Windows 10?

How to Install Fonts in Windows 10

The process of installing new fonts in Windows 10 is actually quite simple.

When you download a new font, the folder will contain what looks like a pile of random files. These files are all different font styles, such as bold, italic, semi-bold, bold italic, and so on. The number of files may seem high, but you need them all if you want to style your writing.

Another thing you might notice is the font file extension. Typically, Windows 10 fonts will be in TFF or OTF format. There is a difference between the TFF and OTF font formats, and TFF is preferred for Windows 10. However, you can use either format without any problems.

Here’s how you install new fonts in Windows 10:

  • Open the folder containing the font files. You may need to extract the font files from the archive. To do so, select the file archive, right-click it, and extract it using your favorite tool. For example, I would right-click and select 7-Zip > Extract to “filename”.
  • Select all the font files in the folder. Now, right click and select Install.
  • Windows 10 will install the new fonts. If the font file already exists on your computer, you can skip it or replace it. Use the latter if you are updating a font that is already on your system.
  • You may have to reset your system for the changes to take effect and new font appears in Microsoft Word.

That’s all there is to it. Installing fonts in Windows 10 only takes a minute and can provide a creative process or document your unique features. Use alternative fonts easily, especially in professional or educational situations.

Drag and Drop Font Installation

Finding the file and clicking install is one of the font installation options in Windows 10. There is a second option found in the Fonts section of the Settings app, allowing you to drag and drop font files to install.

Here’s how you install Windows 10 fonts using drag and drop:

  • Press the button Windows + I to open the panel Settings.
  • open Personalization > Fonts.
  • Drag and drop the font files for your new font into the box below Add fonts.

Again, that’s all. Once you drag and drop, the installation process will be completed automatically.

How to Remove Fonts in Windows 10

Removing fonts in Windows 10 is as easy as installing new ones.

  • Press the button Windows + I to open the panel Settings.
  • open Personalization > Fonts.
  • Scroll down and find the font you want to remove. Alternatively, you can use the search box if you know the name of a specific font.
  • Select a font, then when a new window opens, scroll down, and select Uninstall.

Using the Advanced System Font Changer

If you don’t want to stop just installing and uninstalling new Windows 10 fonts, there are a few third-party tools you can use for added functionality.

WinTools Advanced System Font Changer is one of them. It allows you to adjust text rendering settings, set a custom default font size (a specific size, not just large or small), and change the font used in Windows elements such as title bars and menu boxes.

When you first run the Advanced System Font Changer, it asks if you want to keep a copy of your default settings. I highly recommend doing so, because while the program runs fine and can make changes to Windows fonts and elements, you never know what might accidentally break (either now or due to a later Windows 10 update).

first tabs, Fonts, provides the option to change the default font found in title bars, menus, message boxes, palette titles, icons, and tool descriptions. Windows 10 uses the very familiar Segoe UI font. But what if you turned it into something completely different, like Ravie?

Okay, so Ravie isn’t the best choice. In fact, it’s a bad thing. But you can always switch back to your default Windows 10 font settings using the file you saved earlier. Just double click the default file, import the Registry Key, then restart your system. Of course if you only make small changes, like the example, you can change them back manually.

You’ll find options to adjust spacing, menu height, scroll width and more in the tab Advanced. Again, you can reset these adjustments using the default settings file.

Now that you know how to install and remove fonts in Windows 10, you can make changes as you wish. There are other ways to manage your Windows 10 fonts too. For example, you can change the default font size, improve font rendering, and more.

Free Fonts For Windows 10

Now, the only question that remains is where to find the best free fonts for Windows 10? Fortunately, there are many sites where you can download new fonts for Windows 10, many of them free of charge.

The top three sites include:

There are many other free font sites out there, some of which can be found in the previous referensi.

Installing Fonts in Windows 10 Is Simple

Managing your Windows 10 fonts has never been easier. You can download and install a free font to see if it fits your project and easily remove it if it doesn’t.

As mentioned in the Advanced System Font Changer section, if you are going to customize Windows 10 menu and title bar fonts and so on, you should create a system restore point to revert to if everything breaks. Apart from that, you should also expect the Windows 10 update to remove your customizations, as it happens every once in a while.