Windows 7 comes with a vast array of fonts. Like any file, they take time to load. Eliminating the fonts that you’ll never use can shave time off of your PC’s booting process. Just copy them to another folder in an alternate location before deleting the fonts you don’t use. That way, you’ll be able to retrieve them should you need to in the future. Here’s how:
- On your PC, navigate to the Fonts folder using this path: C:\Windows\Fonts
- Right-click the Fonts folder and select Copy from the dialog box. Paste it to another location.
- Now, open the Fonts subfolder in the Windows folder (step 1) and delete any fonts that you think you’ll never use.
- If you try to delete a font that is used by your system, Windows will respond with a “Cannot delete because it is a protected system font” message. So, simply skip it and go to the next one.
- To restore a deleted font, simply copy it from the step 2 location above back to your C:\Windows\Fonts folder.