Maintenance :: Windows 8.1 - Changing Fonts By Modifying UITHEME

Jun 26, 2014

Changing fonts by modifying the UITHEME.DLL temporarily using ResourceEditor.exe? Attempting to figure out a way to modify 8.1 fonts by utilizing registry tweaks, I happened to stumble upon this modification. I was able to make the modification, lost "aero" temporarily, edited the font titles via registry by changing the HEX entries, restart, fonts changed (along with colors), and then removed the tweak to the .dll, aero back.

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Deleting Fonts - Pop Up Says Fonts Are In Use?

Mar 25, 2013

I installed some chess fonts and now i want to remove some of them, but no matter what i do, i simply cant delete them.The message pops up and says "the fonts are in use". I know the fonts are not in use but that doesnt solve the problem.I have only one user account and i sign in as an administrator.

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Accounts :: Windows 8 Image - Copying / Modifying Default Profile

May 3, 2013

I'm trying to set up a Windows 8 image. I want to edit the default profile so that when a new user signs on, they have the settings that I choose. In Windows 7 Pro, we could log on with a dummy account, edit the profile how we wanted it, then just copy and paste the information into the Default User Profile. With 8, when we do this, it doesn't always work. Most of the time, once it's on the domain, domain users cannot sign in. Or when they do sign in, the Metro tiles don't work. Any good way to edit and set up the default profile?

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Customizing Shortcuts By Modifying Registry

Sep 15, 2014

I read in another forum that you can stop Windows from adding "- Shortcut" to shortcuts by modifying the following registry key:


To do so, you have to change the binary data from 1e 00 00 00 to 00 00 00 00.

I did this and it works great. I want to go a bit further, however.

Whenever I create shortcuts to files that have an extension (e.g. .txt) the shortcut ends up having the file extension as well.

I was wondering, is there any way to modify the same registry setting (or some other one) to also remove the extension for shortcuts?

Is there any way I can find out how to interpret registry binary data so I know what to change? How can I find out what each bit does?

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Maintenance :: Changing Sleep And Hibernate?

Aug 23, 2013

how to alter the time period before a computer running Windows 8 switches into "Sleep" or "Hibernate" mode. I find the default time period to be too short in practice - it is very frustrating to answer a brief phone call and then return to the computer only to find it has dropped into one or other of these states!

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Network / Sharing :: Files Transferred - Get Access Denied When Modifying

Mar 19, 2014

Alright, so I just recently got a new computer that has Windows 8.1, compared to my old one having Windows 7. I tried to transfer all of the files/folders over to the new one over the network and everything worked just fine. However, whenever I tried to modify any of the files that were transferred from the old one such as a png or txt file and overwrite the original through the program, I was always given an error box that said "access denied."

I'm pretty sure this is meaning that I need to get administrator privileges from the old PC, but I'm not sure how I would do that. My only option is to save the version to another folder then move it to where the original one was.

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Maintenance :: Sony Vaio E Series Brightness Not Changing

Jan 3, 2013

I've only recently noticed this, but the brightness on my Vaio is stuck.

FN+F5/6 does nothing at all.

Changing the slider on both Win+C - Settings - Brightness and also through the Control Panel display options both do nothing either. How to get around this?

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Maintenance :: Acer Aspire 5515 Notebook / Win 8 Pro - Time And Date Keep Changing

Dec 6, 2012

I recently installed Windows 8 Pro on my Acer Aspire 5515 notebook. I set the time and date on the desktop clock, and every time I log in, the time and date are wrong and I have to reset them again. I have a dual boot setup with Windows 8 on one partition, and Ubuntu 12.10 on the other.

It doesn't appear to be an issue with the hardware of my computer, because the time and day stay set in Ubuntu. Some time ago, I was running a boot time diagnostic, and I got a warning the the was not timer connected to the apic...but that's all I could read before the message disappeared, I researched what I could and learned that this could and learned this had something to do with a physical component of my processor or related to my processor, but was unable to find out any more. As far as I know, this is the only hardware problem I have, and I thought this might be the cause of my erratic time/date.

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Windows 8 (8400) Fonts

Jun 22, 2012

Where could one download only the latest fonts that come with the 8400 build?

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Some Fonts Seems To Be Not Smooth Rendered In Windows 8

Aug 25, 2012

I notice that some fonts especially from the new metro stuff seems to be very unsmooth rendered. Any explanation for this?

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How To Change System Fonts In Windows 8

Jan 8, 2013

Is it just me, or is this not possible.

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Windows 8.1 - Change Appearance Of Desktop Fonts

Sep 15, 2014

The text under the icons on my desktop, Windows 8.1, are difficult to read. They look like they have shadows. How can I change their appearance?

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Windows 8 64-bit Computer - Some Of Characters On Special Fonts (TTF) Do Not Show

Sep 5, 2013

I have a number of special fonts (all are .ttf) that I installed, and some that came with software for use with the programs. All of these fonts worked fine when installed on my Windows 7 64-bit computer.

I have installed all of these fonts on my Windows 8 64-bit computer, and some of the characters on the fonts do not show. Windows has substituted other characters in place of these.

Yet when I open the font in a third party program like Font Creator, all of the characters on the font appear true.

Is there a setting in Windows 8 that I need to adjust so the characters will show as they are supposed to?

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Windows 8 - Fuzzy Fonts At Native Resolution 1600x900

Jan 23, 2013

When I run Windows 8 in the native 1600x900 resolution of this monitor, text all over the place becomes very fuzzy. I had to drop it to 1440x900 to have smooth text.

Any way to fix this? One of my Windows 8 PCs at home runs at 1600x900 and the text on it looks just fine. Does it have something to do with the video driver?

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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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Fonts Not Showing Up?

Jul 5, 2014

I have pasted some English alphabet OpenType font files into control panel / appearance and personalisation / fonts but they do not show up in the fonts folder. If I try to paste the files again it tells me "the gotham light file font is already installed - do you want to replace it?"

So if the font files are installed why can't I see them in the fonts folder?

I have tried unchecking "hide fonts based on language settings" but that does not seem to work. The fonts do not show up in Microsoft Word or Adobe CS6 and I get the same problem on my Windows 7 machine.

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Too Many Fonts Crashing Programs

Aug 9, 2013

I installed a pack of 10000 (ya) fonts. Now I can't change fonts on any program, when I use the drop down menu for fonts, the program just crashes.

I've tried just deleting fonts from my fonts folder but I get "insert font name here. cannot be deleted because it is in use."

I've gone into task manager and can't find any program that would be using these fonts.

I'll post my full task manager list in the following links below so you can see if you can find anything that could be using the fonts:

1. [URL] .....
2. [URL] .....
3. [URL] .....
4. [URL] .....
5. [URL] .....

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Unable To See Fonts In WMC 8.1 Plugins

May 18, 2014

I was running Windows 8.0 with WMC and then I upgraded to Windows 8.1 and now my WMC's plugins (I have HD TV Recorder & Media Browser) are both unusable because I can't see the text anymore - it is just a blank place where the text used to be - I know these programs are otherwise working because I can navigate among the titles and see the background images so I know it is working, but I can't use them.

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Disabling Some Fonts Via Font Manager?

Feb 7, 2014

I'm disabling some fonts via font manager (NexusFont) because there's way to many fonts I don't use and it's really annoying to scroll through every single font in PhotoShop and Illustrator. So which fonts should I not disabled? Like what are the fonts that Windows 8.1 and programs usually use?

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How To Turn All Fonts Back To Normal

Nov 26, 2013

I recently install Left 4 Dead on my laptop and it changes my font to bold, not only in the game but all in my system, my default font is now bold.

I uninstall the game but the font was not changed. I went to Font Settings on Control Panel and make it to default, it now go backs to normal but not for all programs.

For instance, my Firefox's font was still bold, changing to default also I can't. So how do I turn all fonts back to normal? Look at image and see how my Google looks like, it's bold I want all back to normal. I think the font is Arial Bold.

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How To Install Adobe Type Fonts Into Win 8.1 Pro X64

Nov 23, 2013

I bought many Adobe font packages back in the win 3.1 days. I have a stack of 3.5 " diskettes full of these Adobe Fonts collections? Win 8.1 Pro x64 Control Panel > Fonts applet rejects them all when I try to copy them to the Windows Fonts library.

How can I install these Adobe Fonts collections into Win 8.1 Pro x64?

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Metro Interface Fonts Not Crisp

Nov 17, 2012

I find the fonts on my metro start screen aren't as crisp as I remember them being in previous versions of windows. I also can't seem to find a way to increase the font size in the Metro Mail app.

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Setup Installation :: Hidden Fonts Continue To Display In Applications?

Dec 8, 2013

I have hidden all of the foreign language fonts that are Windows 8.1 system fonts. However, the hidden fonts continue to display in Office 2010, Adobe Creative Cloud and Corel Draw X6, as well as other programs and applications.

How do I prevent the fonts from displaying or better -- which ones can be deleted? Surely Windows will function in the U.S. without a Himalayan font loaded.

I've tried using a third party font manager, both NexusFont and Bitstream Font Navigator, but with no improved results.

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Apps / Software :: Cannot Delete Surplus Fonts - Protected System Font

Sep 11, 2012

Windows 8 comes with a whole lot of fonts pre-installed, quite a few of which I do not need and are merely cluttering up the place. I would especially like to get rid of the specialised fonts for Japanese, Chinese, Hebrew, Arabic, Indian etc, etc & so 4th.

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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Windows 8.1 Language Keeps Changing?

Jul 5, 2014

my Keyboard language input keeps changing from English (UK) to English (US)... pretty much all of my passwords have an @ sign in them so you can imaging how annoying this is lol.

This seems heavily related to my mouse - SteelSeries - World of Warcraft : Cataclysm? MMO Gaming Mouse / the control panel for that mouse as it only started happening after installing this mouse (both home and work pc).

I have tried to add English (US) >> Set it as Primary >> Then remove English (US).

Doing this removes the English (US) keyboard completely which is what I want/expect but then it comes back again after a short while?

Is it possible to change the English (US) keys to match that of the English (UK) so even if it does change to English (US) it wouldn't be a problem anyway?

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Changing Shut Down Windows Screen?

Feb 12, 2013

Is it possible to change the "Shut Down Windows" screen (which appears if I press Alt+F4 on my Desktop)? Currently the following options are available to me in the drop-down box:

*Change User


*Energy Saving Mode

*Shut Down


And it is defaulted to *Shut Down.I want to get rid of all the options except: *Shut Down and *Restart. And I want to keep *Shut Down as the default option to show up. -Is this possible?

I would also like to move the *Restart option so that it appears above the *Shut Down option (it is currently below.)

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Windows 8 - Files Are Changing Their Locations

Jul 16, 2013

Win 8 users. I am having a strange problem where I move files (user files, documents, etc) to subfolders and a little while later they are back in their prior location. I rebooted the computer and it is still doing this.

Sometimes the file will appear in the parent and child directory. If I delete it from the parent directory, it vanishes from the child directory as well. I have to rescue it from the trash. I drag it from the trash to the desired child directory and shortly after that, it is visible in the parent directory and child.

I can't manage files this way. I simply want to organize files but their location changes on its own.

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Changing HDD That Has Original Windows 8 Preinstalled

Oct 26, 2014

I have a small question, I recently got a gift laptop that has window 8 preinstalled with genuinely. I need to replace the HDD since its just 500gb. How to keep that genuine window even after changing the HDD?

And from where should I download the original windows 8 ISO if I need to install the window in my new HDD and how should I activate it with my previous activated window?

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Network / Sharing :: Changing Settings In Windows 8.1

Nov 3, 2013

Network Location - Set to Private or Public in Windows 8

I have a home network, several PCs connected to a modem/router (all with Ethernet cables), with ADSL access.

One PC has got Windows 8.1, with network settings as "private network", with sharing ("find devices and content") turned on. I am thinking about turning it off, to increase security, since I don't need to share files an printers.

My questions:
1) There is no risk to damage Windows by turning sharing on or off, with that "find devices and content" option in Windows 8.1?
2) After changing the sharing settings, I do not need to change any settings in Windows Firewall, such as resetting it to default?

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Setup Installation :: Windows 8 - Changing Around Partitions?

Aug 3, 2013

I have 2 partitions: System Reserved (100mb) and Windows 8 (465gb). Windows 8 is marked as the system partition while system reserved is marked as Active & Boot. Is there any way I can like split windows 8, copy the files onto the new bit of unallocated space and make that partition the system partition instead of the "old" windows 8 partition?

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Updates :: Windows 8.1 Update Settings Changing Without Permission

Jun 21, 2014

I have my OS settings configured not to check for and install updates unless I prompt Windows to do so. I recently manually installed some updates. A few days later I noticed Windows was installing updates upon start up. I checked my update settings and sure enough they were set for everything to check and install updates automatically. What is going on here? I never noticed this kind of behavior with Vista or Windows 7. Any way to truly stop automatic updates?

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