Windows 10: Which Windows 10 system fonts can be deleted?

Discus and support Which Windows 10 system fonts can be deleted? in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Similarly to a user from 2016, I'd like to keep only the most essential fonts from Windows 10. I have narrowed down through trial and error to the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Virginia Melo, Sep 28, 2020.

  1. Which Windows 10 system fonts can be deleted?


    Similarly to a user from 2016, I'd like to keep only the most essential fonts from Windows 10.

    I have narrowed down through trial and error to the following:

    • Arial
    • Courier New
    • Courier Prime
    • Courier Regular
    • Fixedsys Regular
    • HoloLens MDL2 Assets Regular
    • Segoe MDL2 Assets Regular
    • Segoe Print
    • Segoe Script
    • Segoe UI
    • Segoe UI Emoji Regular
    • Segoe UI Historic Regular
    • Segoe UI Symbol Regular
    • Symbol Regular
    • System Negrito
    • Terminal
    • Times New Roman
    • Verdana
    • Webdings Regular
    • Wingdings Regular


    Which ones from this list can be deleted?

    :)
     
    Virginia Melo, Sep 28, 2020
    #1

  2. Windows 10: Unable to delete fonts (protected systems)

    I found a way to delete the system protected font Comic Sans MS.

    • Open up regedit
    • Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts
    • Make a note of all of the names of the fonts that you want to remove
    • Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes
    • Create a new string key for each font name that you will delete and set the Data to the name of the font that you want to replace it with.
    For example, I removed "Comic Sans MS (TrueType)". I added a new key "Comic Sans MS" and value "Arial". I did this for all 4 comic sans fonts.

    • Then go back to the Fonts section and delete the keys for the fonts that you no longer want. The font files will still be on the hard drive but windows will no longer use them.
    • Reboot
    • Enjoy a life free of ever seeing Comic Sans again!

    I can make a simple program to automate this if there is enough interest.

    Do be careful if you are deleting fonts that the system actually uses. It worked with comic sans because it really isn't used by the system. Don't go deleting Segoe UI.
     
    Chad Hansen, Sep 28, 2020
    #2
  3. Windows 10 system fonts disappeared

    Hi Daniel,

    This issue occurs due to corrupted system files. We suggest that you run
    SFC
    and DISM. You may follow the steps provided by
    ZigZag3143 (MS -MVP)
    on his article. It will check for any system
    file corruptions on your system.

    Also, you can restore your default font settings by following the steps below:


    • Press Windows + R and type control.exe, and hit
      Enter.

    • Click on Appearance and Personalization; then, choose
      Fonts.

    • In the left pane, click on Font settings.

    • Hit Restore default font settings.

    We would appreciate it if you could get back to us and provide us your feedback.
     
    Michael Gall, Sep 28, 2020
    #3
  4. Which Windows 10 system fonts can be deleted?

    Deleting non-Latin fonts in Windows 10 Home


    Thanks for the suggestion, but, sadly, it does not. In addition, I have gone to the Font Management setting and followed Microsoft's directions explicitly. Win 10 will NOT let me delete any installed font (except ones that I have installed myself), and it will NOT let me hide any font at all. The 'Hide' setting says it will hide the font from applications, but EVERY application that offers a choice of fonts, whether from Microsoft (Office, Word, Wordpad, Notepad, etc.) or third parties (such as OpenOffice) shows ALL the fonts listed in the Font Management listing. Every. Single. One.

    There was a script for removing the non-Latin fonts from Win 7 that automated the process. That script does not work in Win 10. Is there one that does?

    Thanks in advance for any help/
     
    Bookbear1948, Sep 28, 2020
    #4
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