How do I fix corrupted font files in Windows 7?

I believe that my font files have become corrupted after the latest Windows 7 update. My whole destop and all programs are using wing ding fonts (i believe). I can't get to things being unable to read it..

 

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Last updated September 12, 2019 Views 51,514 Applies to:
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Hi,

 

Have you installed any third party fonts on the computer?


Method 1:
You may restore the fonts to default and check whether the issue is resolved. Follow the steps mentioned.

a.       Open Fonts by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Fonts.

b.      In the left pane, click Font settings.

c.       Click Restore default font settings.

Note:If you cannot see Appearance and Personalization in control panel then, change the ‘view by’ to ‘category’

You may refer the link for help:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Fonts-frequently-asked-questions


Method 2:

You may run SFC (System File Checker) scan. This scans for any integrity violation. If it finds any corrupted system file, it tries to replace the files.
If the System File Checker tool cannot repair a file, follow the steps to manually repair the file from the article.
 How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833

You may also refer the links for more help:
 Change your font settings
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-your-font-settings

Install or delete fonts
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Install-or-delete-fonts`

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