Adding Fonts To Word In Windows 7

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Windows 7 is the most popular operating system in the world now. The operating system allows the users to add custom fonts to the system easily. Here we describe simple instructions for adding fonts to Windows 7 operated computers.


  • If you are currently using the Microsoft Office Word program, then close it.
  • Navigate to and open the folder that contains the font that you wish to add to the Windows 7 operated computer and to the word processor.
  • Now move the mouse pointer to the left most corner of the taskbar and click on the Start button found there for opening the Start menu. At the right side pane of the Start menu, you will be able to see an option labeled as Control Panel, click on it for opening the Control Panel window.
  • In the new window that appears on the screen, you will be able to see a variety of options for customizing the settings of your system. At the top right corner of the window, you will be able to see a Search box, click on it, type in fonts in it and press the Enter button in the keyboard for searching for settings related to fonts.
  • Windows 7 help center advises you to click on View Installed Fonts found under the option labeled as Fonts in the search results displayed on the screen. Now you will be able to see the Fonts folder open up on the screen.

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  • Now go back to the folder that you have earlier opened in which you have saved the font that you wish to add to the Word processor. Now click and hold on the Font file found in the folder, drag it to the Fonts setting window, and drop it in the window for adding the font with your Windows 7 computer.
  • Windows 7 help and support forums state that restarting the system is necessary for the changes to come into effect. So restart the system after saving and closing all the windows.
  • Open the Word processor program by double clicking on the icon, at the top of the program you can see a drop down menu in which all the fonts that the program is installed with will be shown. You will be able to see the font that you now added in the list.

If you follow the simple instructions given above, you will be able to add new fonts with the Microsoft Word processor.

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Upgrade Your Windows 7 Starter Version Operating System

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  Upgrading Windows 7 Starter

Windows 7 Starter edition was not designed for everyday use. Rather, it was released before Windows 7 Basic version was released to give users a tease about the upcoming operating system. For the same reasons, Windows 7 Starter edition was only released pre-installed in certain inexpensive, low-powered netbooks. Contact our Windows 7 help staff for more details about the Starter edition.

Just because your netbook came with Windows 7 Starter edition doesn’t mean the device will not be able to operate on other operating systems. If you care to look through, the basic hardware requirements of both the editions are the same. This means, you are running a low-powered watered-down operating system that will not bring you the results you want. The good part is, if your system is running Windows 7 Starter, it will have no issues running the Windows 7 basic operating system as well.

How did Microsoft justify this low cost operating system? It did so by disabling many features of Windows 7 that are common for the rest of the edition. This means, in order to know the true Windows 7 experience, you need to upgrade your system to download a better Windows 7 edition. If your hardware requirements are acceptable, you can even choose to download Windows 8 OS!

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Windows 7 Starter pack does not have the Aero Glass look, which is featured in all further versions of Windows 7. This feature is available only in Windows 7 OS since the service was later disabled in Windows 8. Other features that were missing in Windows 7 starter are multiple monitor support and Windows Media Center. Windows Media Center, which is one of the highlights of this operating system, is an important feature. Without it, the operating system is mostly useless for home application unless you install some similar third party App.

However, there won’t be any noticeable increase in speed if you go for this upgrade. According to the benchmark tests, Windows Starter, Home Basic and Home premium editions show similar performance statistics. In fact, in certain factors, Windows Starter scored higher! If you do upgrade your system and are dismayed to see a tiny performance hit, it’s better to turn off the Aero Glass display feature. This way, closing the high intensity process will make up for any loss in speed.

If you are planning to upgrade to Windows 8, it is better to download the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant before. This small program will tell you if your system will be able to run the OS or not. Contact our Windows 7 help and support team for more details.

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Microsoft Getting Ready To End Mainstream Support For Windows 7 By January 2015

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According to Windows 7 help center, Microsoft has decided to extend the end of mainstream support for Windows 7 operating system. However, Windows 7 help center says only Windows 7 Professional edition will be benefited from this, and the rest of the versions will have October 31st as the last day of support. As most of the Windows 7 customers use a Windows 7 Home Basic, Ultimate or Premium edition, the new move from Microsoft would not help ordinary users.

Various reports find that some of the OEMs are planning to bring back Windows 7 preinstalled in their PCs. However, as Microsoft is ending the mainstream support for the operating system, we are yet to find out how this would work out. Microsoft is focusing more on their newer operating systems like Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Reports say that the company has already sold more than 200 million Windows 8 licenses to the businesses. This comes after the company stopped support of their Windows XP operating system.

The company says that it will stop the mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2015. After this date, users will receive only security fixes for the program. However, they would receive the security fixes until 2020. This means, you need not worry much about the operating system for the next six years. Windows 7 was released in the year 2009 and was the successor to Windows Vista. The poor performance of Windows Vista had forced Microsoft to build an operating system that is light on the hardware and offers good performance. Windows 7 met all the expectations of the software giant and was an instant hit.

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Some of the features of the operating system are handwriting recognition, better performance with multi-core processors, better boot speed, improvements in kernel, Direct access etc. The program came in six different editions, which are Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate editions. Among the various editions of Windows 7, only the Professional, Ultimate and Home Premium versions were available in all parts. The Enterprise edition was restricted to volume licensing in Enterprises while the Starter edition was provided only to the OEMs. The Basic edition was sold only in a few developing countries.

It is estimated that more than 51 percent of the computers around the world run on Windows 7. Therefore, it would be interesting to find out how the end of mainstream support could affect these users.

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Points To Consider When Upgrading Windows 7

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For all of you, who are not impressed with Windows 8 operating system, Windows 7 operating system will be your best option! The operating system is barely three years old and the end-of-support for this operating system is not scheduled to happen until 2020! If you were switching from Windows XP, Windows 7 would feel like having a similar interface. The only difference is the improved speed and stability that Windows 7 provides. If you are still stuck with Windows Vista, you will witness a world of difference in terms of speed! Windows 8 is only marginally powerful in comparison to Windows 7 and features a horrible interface.

If you want a computer for your daily needs that include playing media and browsing through internet, Windows 7 is just the operating system for you. However, if you want to run the latest PC games and other processor intensive programs that need to be updated from time to time, Windows 8 would be a more suited operating system. Does your PC feature 1 GB of RAM, 1 Ghz processor and at least 16 GB of available space in your hard-disk? Then, you do not need to upgrade the hardware and can easily purchase and install the 32-bit operating system. However, to utilize the full power of your operating system it is better to run a 64 bit Windows 7 operating system in a PC with minimum configuration of 2 GB of memory, 20 GB hard drive space and a 64-bit processor. If you are unsure whether Windows 7 will smoothly run in your system, you can contact our Windows 7 help line.

When upgrading, keep these tips in mind:

  • It is better to start the Windows 7 upgrade from the internet. Before installation, a small program will check if this operating system is completely compatible.

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  • Windows 7 contains a revised version of Vista’s Easy Transfer tool. It is a nifty little tool, which gathers up all your data from the existing Windows version and transfers it to Windows 7.
  • If you are upgrading from Windows XP, you will have to reinstall all the third party software.
  • If you are running Windows Vista, you need to run the first service pack before you upgrade to Windows 7.
  • The entire process of updating will finish in less than an hour if you are running Windows Vista. However, if you are running Windows XP, the whole process is bound to take longer.

If you follow all these instructions, you will be able to upgrade without any hassles. Contact our Windows 7 help team, if you want further assistance.

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Windows 7 Exceeds 50% OS Market Share, Windows 8.1 Catching Up

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Windows 7 Has The Most Shares

In the month of May, there have been several variations concerning the operating system market shares. As the month has ended, let us look into the situation of the Windows operating systems and their stand in the market shares. According to the Windows 7 help desk, there is a rapid increase in the shares of Windows 7 in the operating systems market, while the shares of Windows XP are reducing in a slow pace.

As stated by NetApplications, there is a slight drop in the market share for the Windows XP operating system, while the latest Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 are seeing a slight increase in the market shares. Windows 7 has exceeded over 50% of the market share and now it is the operating system with the most population in the market.

Windows 7 operating systems top with a market share of 50.06%, which has increased from the previous 49.27% share last month. The month before that, Windows 7 had a share of about 48.77%.

A combined share of both Windows 8 and windows 8.1 was about 12.64% of the share that has increased from the previous 12.24% share. When you look into the individual shares of Window 8 and Windows 8.1, it is about 6.29% and 6.36% respectively. The market shares were about 6.35% and 5.88% the last month for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 respectively. These were the combined and the individual shares of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

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Windows Xp Shares Have Decreased

Now let us look into the shares of the Windows XP operating system, which ended support back in the month of April. It has a slight decrease of 25.27% of market share while it was about 26.29% the previous month. MAC OSX 10.9 holds a share of about 4.15% currently, while Linux holds a share of 1.62% share in the market. Comparatively, Windows Vista has a better market share of 2.90% than the share of Linux and MAC OSX 10.9.

A drop in the share of Windows XP is seen even though it is in a slow pace. Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 have also seen an increase in the marketshare. Nevertheless, the market share of Windows 7 is increasing much even when Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 are gaining popularity at a slow pace. If you need to get a more detailed and definite information on the market shares of different operating systems, contact the Windows 7 help desk.

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