Windows 8 Default Font Download – Repair Kit

A long time ago I’ve offered you a simple solution on how to restore your default fonts in Windows 7. The basic idea is that you can get in real problems if your default system fonts get messed up. For example, when you install to many fonts or even worst, when you allow other software to replace your fonts. In this cases, your explorer, your browser, your games and basically everything on your computer can show strange characters and bad font style.

To repair this error I recommend to restore all your fonts:

1. Go to C:\Windows\Fonts (where C:\ is my Windows drive) and delete as much fonts as you can. (ctrl+a to select all and delete key to delete … skipped where the system couldn’t remove the files)

2. Download the default Font folder : Windows 8 Default Font Folder

3. Extract the content of that folder.

4. Select all the files in the extracted folder (ctrl+a)

5. Right click and select Install

Enjoy! If you search the default fonts for Windows 7, click here.


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  1. For some reason all of my default fonts are gone, so this is exactly what I’ve been looking for. Thank you so so much!

  2. Thank you, this worked for me.

  3. Page not found when trying to download Windows 8 folder. :(

    • I am investigating that now … come back to you soon.

      [Later Edit] Sorry, there was a missed link. Now it should work fine. Thank you for noticing me that!

  4. This would be more helpful with pictures, because I can’t read any of the folder/option text due to the whole fonts being missing thing

    • Hi Jess, thank you for your tip. I am thinking now that maybe is better to create you a script (batch file) for this. I will come back to you during this weekend with this.

      Until that, just browse to C:\Windows\Fonts and hit ctrl+a then delete. From the zip file, just hit ctrl+c to copy and ctrl+v to paste.

      Hope you can manage it until my reply. Thanks!

  5. Exactly what I was looking for! Thanks so much I was going to restore Windows.. until I found this! THANKS!

  6. Hi Jess … please download Fonts again using this link:

    there is a .bat file (script) that will automatically replace your fonts with default files. Note that you will need 7Zip software installed on your PC.

    Good luck!

  7. Many Thanks dear, that’s what i really need

  8. Does this works for windows 7 too ?

  9. Thank you very much!

  10. your post help me and resolve my problem

    thank you

  11. Thank you so much, this solved my problem :D

  12. Well done ! you saved me thx

  13. Thank you so much for this! It did the trick.

  14. Hello, sorry for this question. The arrow at my laptop was missing. I can’t click any apps. For now, I just use the left, right, up, down and enter button. I cant turned off the laptop in the right way. Please help me. Thank you.

  15. Im sorry bogdan, can u give the website for the safe mode for windows 8?

  16. Mulțam fain pentru arhivă!

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