09-10-2010 07:46 PM
I received my T410s (2910 CTO) yesterday - Core i5 with integrated graphics, 4GB RAM, 250GB 1.8" hard drive, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. I proceeded to install various apps from Microsoft Office and Adobe CS5. Installation went fine, programs started okay. As soon as I saw the extremely long list of fonts in Word, I wanted to remove as many of them fonts as I possibly could.
Brought up Fonts panel. Only 10 fonts -- yes, 10 puny, ancient, bitmap fonts. What? Excuse me, but I saw many fonts in Microsoft and Adobe apps. The fonts are indeed there, but they are simply not shown -- no Segoe, no Cambria, no Corbel, no Constantia, not even Arial and Times New Roman, nothing.
I got nervous and decided to restore the system back to the starting point. No luck. Same problem.
Today, I used the ThinkPad Toolbox to create the 3 factory-recovery DVDs from the Lenovo partition. Rebooted from the DVDs to rebuild C drive. Set up the system and created my account. Windows 7 came up fresh. I went straight to the Fonts panel to check. Horror -- the same 10 bitmap fonts.
What is going on? The Lenovo factory-installed Windows 7 has problems showing fonts? What should I do now?
Please help. Thanks in advance.
09-11-2010 11:43 AM
They're probably somewhere in c:\windows\winsxs\
After the incredible idiocy of mandating the use of several versions of the same .dll file under the same file name, now they came with a duct tape "fix" to it.
09-11-2010 01:44 PM
09-12-2010 05:14 AM
create new folder on desktop, copy all the fonts to the folder, then right click the font files and select install.
09-12-2010 05:47 PM
Ok, so on my T510 I can list a long list of fonts in c:\windows\fonts by using a command prompt window, but Windows Explorer will list only the 10 fonts previously mentioned.
So, if the fix is to "reinstall" them, my question is how did they get "uninstalled" in the first place? Windows 7 bug?
09-12-2010 06:15 PM
09-12-2010 07:00 PM
Hi napalm, You observe the same problem on your T510, too?
Yes, T510 and Windows 7 64bits. It doesn't bother me as the fonts are available in Word etc. however I am curious why is this happening.
The more I look at it the more it seems that Win 7 is a piece of polished garbage.
09-12-2010 07:14 PM