📅 2010-Jan-24 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ fonts, installation, standard user, windows ⬩ 📚 Archive
A Standard User cannot possibly have the permissions to install fonts for the entire Windows system. So, what I mean is how can a Standard User elevate himself to an Administrator to install fonts?
The Run As trick does not work for Fonts. If you Shift + right-click on the Fonts shortcut, you do not see any option to execute it as Administrator or any other user. Neither is Fonts a Control Panel (
.cpl) file, so cannot be launched by the
runas.exe command-line program.
The Fonts dialog is actually just the
C:\Windows\Fonts directory being presented in a special way by Windows Explorer. That gives us a way to install fonts as a Standard User.
Launch Windows Explorer with Administrator privileges. Type in
C:\Windows\Fonts in the Address bar. You can now install fonts.