How To Change Font In Windows 10

Personalizing your computer is a great way to make it feel more like your own. One easy way to do this is by changing the default font in Windows 10. This tutorial will guide you through the process of changing the font on your Windows 10 computer for a more customized user experience.

Please note that changing the font in Windows 10 will affect the font style across various elements on your computer, such as desktop icons, menus, and dialog boxes.

Step 1: Download a Custom Font

First, you’ll need to find and download a custom font that you’d like to use on your computer. There are many websites that offer free fonts, such as Google Fonts, DaFont, and Font Squirrel. Simply browse through their selection, choose your favorite font, and download it to your computer.

Step 2: Install the Custom Font

Once you’ve downloaded your custom font, you’ll need to install it on your computer. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Locate the downloaded font file, which should be in a .zip or .ttf format.
  2. Right-click on the font file and select Extract All if it’s a .zip file. This will extract the font file to a new folder.
  3. Double-click on the extracted font file (.ttf) to open the font preview window.
  4. Click the Install button at the top of the font preview window.

Your custom font is now installed and ready to use on your Windows 10 computer.

Step 3: Change the System Font Using the Registry Editor

Unfortunately, Windows 10 no longer has a built-in option to change the system font. However, you can still achieve this by modifying the Windows Registry. Please be cautious while editing the registry, as incorrect changes can cause system instability. Follow these steps to change the font in Windows 10:

  1. Press Win + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog. Then type regedit and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
  2. Navigate to the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts
  3. Right-click on an empty space in the right pane, select New and choose String Value.
  4. Name the new string value “Segoe UI (TrueType)” (without quotes) and press Enter.
  5. Double-click on the newly created string value and enter the font file name (with .ttf extension) of your custom font in the Value data field. For example, if you’ve installed the Roboto font, enter Roboto-Regular.ttf.
  6. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

Once your computer restarts, the new font should be applied to various elements throughout your Windows 10 system.


By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily change the font in Windows 10 to personalize your computer and make it feel more like your own. Please remember to exercise caution while working with the Windows Registry, and always create a backup before making any changes.