Apps / Software :: How To Delete Unwanted Protected System Fonts / Windows 8.1

Sep 15, 2014

how to delete the masses of unwanted foreign 'system fonts' that came with my new Win 8.1 machine.

I know they don't slow up staring time in this version of Windows but they wreck your font selection in word processors. The 'hide' command is already on but it does nothing, they still show up in the font selection.

This system is:-

Asus T200 transformer
Windows 8.1
system is fresh apart from installation of a start menu and word processor.

[I use 6 a month old desktop with XP as my main computer]

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However, for many of them, when I try to delete them, I get the message that they are "protected system fonts". Surely, there aren't that many system fonts? Can we not get rid of or hide these fonts any more? Surely they are an unnecessary drain on resources, and boot-time extenders?

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