How to change Default System & Custom Font in Windows 10?

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Changing fonts on your Android/IOS is pretty straightforward. But did you ever try to change fonts on your Windows 10 device? Well, it is not as easy as clicking a few changes in your device settings.

Since you are on a Windows 10 device, you are stuck with the system default font “Segoe UI”. Changing Font in Windows 10 is a bit tricky compared to its older versions like Windows 7, Windows Vista, etc. But, hey! We have the perfect solution for your problem.

So, before you go ahead with the process, we highly suggest you back up your system data as you will make a few changes to the Registry.


Steps to change the default font on Windows 10

  1. Open Start.
  2. Search for Notepad and launch the application.
  3. Copy the following Registry Code and Paste it on Notepad:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts]
“Segoe UI (TrueType)”=””
“Segoe UI Bold (TrueType)”=””
“Segoe UI Bold Italic (TrueType)”=””
“Segoe UI Italic (TrueType)”=””
“Segoe UI Light (TrueType)”=””
“Segoe UI Semibold (TrueType)”=””
“Segoe UI Symbol (TrueType)”=””
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes]
“Segoe UI”=”ENTER-NEW-FONT-NAME”
  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click open Personalization.
  3. Click open Fonts.
  4. Note down the name of your Font of choice.
Find your Font
  1. Now go to the Notepad and replace “ENTER-NEW-FONT-NAME”

with the Font name you chose.

  1. Click on the ‘File’ menu on the top left corner of your Notepad.
  2. Select the Save as option.
  3. Click the ‘Save as type’ drop-down list and select ‘All Files(*.*)’.
  1. Give the file a name of your choice with the ‘.reg’ extension. Example: windows10font.reg
  1. Click on ‘Save’ button.
  2. Now, Right-click on the file you just created.
  3. Click on the ‘Merge’ option shown at the top.
  4. Click the ‘Yes’ button.
  5. Click the ‘Ok’ button.
  6. Restart your device.

Once your device is successfully rebooted, the new Font will be in full effect.


Restoring Default System Font on Windows 10

However, if you would like to go back to your system default font “Segoe UI”, use the following steps:

  1. Open Start.
  2. Search for Notepad and launch the application.
  3. Copy the following Registry Code and Paste it on Notepad.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts]
“Segoe UI (TrueType)”=”segoeui.ttf”
“Segoe UI Black (TrueType)”=”seguibl.ttf”
“Segoe UI Black Italic (TrueType)”=”seguibli.ttf”
“Segoe UI Bold (TrueType)”=”segoeuib.ttf”
“Segoe UI Bold Italic (TrueType)”=”segoeuiz.ttf”
“Segoe UI Emoji (TrueType)”=”seguiemj.ttf”
“Segoe UI Historic (TrueType)”=”seguihis.ttf”
“Segoe UI Italic (TrueType)”=”segoeuii.ttf”
“Segoe UI Light (TrueType)”=”segoeuil.ttf”
“Segoe UI Light Italic (TrueType)”=”seguili.ttf”
“Segoe UI Semibold (TrueType)”=”seguisb.ttf”
“Segoe UI Semibold Italic (TrueType)”=”seguisbi.ttf”
“Segoe UI Semilight (TrueType)”=”segoeuisl.ttf”
“Segoe UI Semilight Italic (TrueType)”=”seguisli.ttf”
“Segoe UI Symbol (TrueType)”=”seguisym.ttf”
“Segoe MDL2 Assets (TrueType)”=”segmdl2.ttf”
“Segoe Print (TrueType)”=”segoepr.ttf”
“Segoe Print Bold (TrueType)”=”segoeprb.ttf”
“Segoe Script (TrueType)”=”segoesc.ttf”
“Segoe Script Bold (TrueType)”=”segoescb.ttf”
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes]
“Segoe UI”=-
  1. Click on the ‘File’ menu on the top left corner of your Notepad.
  2. Select the Save as option.
  3. Click the ‘Save as type’ drop-down list and select ‘All’.
  4. Give the file a name of your choice with the ‘.reg’ extension. Example: windows10font.reg
  5. Click on ‘Save’ button.
  6. Now, Right-click on the new .reg file you just created.
  7. Click on the ‘Merge’ option shown at top.
  8. Click the ‘Yes’ button.
  9. Click the ‘Ok’ button.
  10. Restart your device.

Once your device is successfully rebooted, the Windows 10 default Font will roll back to its previous configuration.


Restoring Windows 10 Default System Font using Restore Point

Alternatively, you can also use the previous restore point created before changing the font settings to undo the process. The steps are as follows:

  1. Open Start.
  2. Search for ‘Create a Restore Point’ and click on the top result.
  3. Click on the ‘System Protection’ tab.
  4. Click on the ‘System Restore’ button.
  5. Click ‘Next’ button.
  6. Select the restore point you have created before applying the changes.
  7. Click on the ‘Next’ button.
  8. Click on the ‘Finish’ button.
  9. Restart your device.

Once the system reboot is completed, the changes will roll back to its previous configuration.


Conclusion

Well then, that was pretty easy, right? There are plenty of 3rd party Applications that can do the same job for you. However, we highly suggest you to avoid them, as some 3rd party Applications contain hidden Malwares which could permanently damage your system or it might collect confidential Data from your device. In some cases, the damage is irreversible. So, the process mentioned above is your best bet.

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