Tekzilla Daily Tip #43: Trim Your Fonts, Speed Up Boot Times

Posted in Operating Systems, Podcasts on November 14, 2008

Fonts are a lovely way to dress up any project or document. But Fonts, especially TrueType fonts, can use quite a bit of system resources. So if you need to speed up Windows and don't mind losing some of the excess font-tage... consider trimming down your fonts to the ones you actually need.

To do this, just:

  1. Open the Control Panel
  2. Then Open the Fonts folder
  3. Select and move fonts you don't need to a separate directory or folder. Do not delete them.
  4. Reboot your machine.

You should now have a faster booting system. Now remember only remove the fonts you don't need and don't delete the ones you have removed. That way if you need a particular font or fonts returned... you can just drag them back in.

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