no messing around this is a great way to install fonts in Windows 8:
How to install Fonts in Windows 8
Published on 17 Dec 2012
Learn how to quickly install fonts with one simple click in Windows 8
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In this video tutorial we will show you how to install fonts in Windows 8.
If you want to install fonts in Windows 8, first of all go to the Control panel, select menu "Fonts".
Choose "Font settings" and in opened menu remove the tick from "Hide fonts based on language settings" and put a tick "Allow fonts to be installed using a shortcut (advanced)".
Now we can install desirable fonts by righ-clicking on them and select "Install". When the installation is complete we can check installed fonts in any text editor.