How to Add Fonts in Windows Vista

Just like any version of Windows operating system, one can add the desired fonts to Windows Vista as well and thus make use of exciting features built into this version in a more personalised way. Adding fonts to Vista is very easy and does not take more than a few minutes. However, you will need to make sure that the fonts you are planning to add did not come preloaded with Vista. Fortunately, you can find loads of free font types online which you can use to easily add to Windows Vista.

Things Required:

– Windows Vista installed on a computer
– Font files


  • 1

    Login to Vista using a user account that has administrative rights and click the ‘Start’ button on the desktop.

  • 2

    In the Start menu, look for the icon labelled ‘Control Panel’ and click it. Vista will open a new window captioned ‘Control Panel’. This is where you can make system wide changes such as adding or removing programmes or hardware, changing the system’s date or time and of course adding fonts.

  • 3

    Look for the icon labelled ‘Fonts’ and double click it. A new window captioned ‘Fonts’ will pop up. This will is where you will see thumbnail images of fonts that are already added to Windows.

  • 4

    Click the ‘File’ button and then click ‘Install New Font’ from the drop-down menu.

  • 5

    Windows will pop up a dialogue box labelled ‘Add Fonts’. Look for the ‘Drives’ drop-down menu in the dialogue box and choose the drive where the fonts you want to add are stored. For instance, if the font files are saved on drive D, you will need to select d: from the ‘Drives’ drop-down menu.

  • 6

    When the appropriate drive has been selected, navigate to the folder where the font files are saved. Use the Folders: section of the ‘Add Fonts’ dialogue box.

  • 7

    Click the name of the font you want to add from the list of available files that is found in the List of fonts: section. Finally click the ‘Install’ button and the font you chose will be added to Windows Vista.

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