How to Change the Default Font in Windows 10

There are countless things you can do on a Windows computer. In fact, if you want to dig deeper into Windows settings, you can customize your computer as much as your imagination. One of the most basic things you can do is change the default font. Even if you never thought about it, think now. Want to make your computer more personal with a font of your choice? Well, if you’re willing to do that, then Here’s how to change the default font in Windows 10:

Change Windows 10 Default Font Using Registry Editor

The default font you get in Windows 10 is “Segoe UI”. Given that this has been the default font since many older versions of Windows, I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re already bored. If you want to change this, doing so via the Registry Editor is the way to go. To find out how, read the steps outlined below:

  • Hungry start menu and call “Font”. you will see “Control panel” folder named “Fonts” as suggestion. Click on it to open.
  • This opens the Fonts folder. Find the font you want to use here and be careful how it’s spelled because this is very important.


  • open one now blank Notepad file and paste the following lines inside:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts]

“Segoe User Interface (TrueType)”=””
“Segoe User Interface (TrueType)”=””
“Segoe UI Black (TrueType)”=””
“Segoe UI Black Italic (TrueType)”=””
“Segoe UI Bold (TrueType)”=””
“Segoe UI Bold Italic (TrueType)”=””
“Segoe UI Date (TrueType)”=””
“Segoe UI Italic (TrueType)”=””
“Segoe UI Light (TrueType)”=””
“Segoe UI Lightly Italic (TrueType)”=””
“Segoe UI Half Bold (TrueType)”=””
“Segoe UI Semi Bold Italic (TrueType)”=””
“Segoe UI Semilight (TrueType)”=””
“Segoe UI Semi Slight Italic (TrueType)”=””

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes]

“Segoe User Interface”=”Arial”

note: I wanted to change the default font on my computer to “Arial”. If you want another font, change the font in the last line accordingly. For example, if you were to choose “Times New Roman”, the last one would be “Segoe UI”=”Times New Roman”.

  • Now Save the Notepad file by pressing Ctrl + S on your keyboard. In the Save As window, Change “Save as type” to “All Files”.

Save as

  • Next, name the file to anything you want and save later. Important to remember here Save with the extension “.reg”. I named it “ChangeFont.reg”.

Save As Extension

  • Now double click on this saved file and Click “Yes” when confirmation is requested.


  • You should now see a message that the registry entry has been successfully added. Click “OK” to finish.

success message

You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. If you want to revert to the default Windows font, open the file again in Notepad and change the last line as follows:

“Segoe User Interface”=-

Now repeat the same steps to save the file and add it to the registry and then restart your computer to reset the default font.

SEE ALSO: How to Force Delete Undeletable Files in Windows 10

Go ahead and Change Font in Windows 10

Now that you know how to change the default font in Windows 10, you can go ahead and start experimenting with different fonts. This will make your computer truly yours as it will be different from most other Windows computers. So what font did you change the default to? I would love to have you here in the comments section below.

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