How to get emoji from Windows 10 in Windows 7 and 8.1

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Ramiro Pistoia, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. Ramiro Pistoia

    Ramiro Pistoia MDL Member

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    the_soft45 MDL Member

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    For Windows 8.1 the process is a bit trickier, because "seguiemj.ttf" is a system file. It's protected by TrustedInstaller and you can't normally update. There are 2 ways to update it:
    1. Change permissions on the original "seguiemj.ttf" and update the file, as mentioned in the OP;
    2. Change the name of the font to something else, like "seguiemj2.ttf" and paste it in C:\Windows\Fonts. Then go to the registry and alter the following line:
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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts]
    "Segoe UI Emoji (TrueType)"="seguiemj2.ttf"
    You'll need to reboot after for the font to take effect system wide. I prefer the second method, honestly. From my testing Firefox shows the up to date emojies with no issues.
     
  3. Ramiro Pistoia

    Ramiro Pistoia MDL Member

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    #3 Ramiro Pistoia, Oct 18, 2019
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2019
    (OP)
    In Windows 8.1,
    first copy seguiemj.ttf to root drive C:, or D :
    you can boot with a DVD or USB of Windows 8.1, select language, and type shift+f10 to open Command prompt
    In the cmd do
    cd /D C:
    cd Windows
    cd Fonts
    dir seguiemj*
    To detect the presence of the file
    Next type this
    del seguiemj.ttf
    cd /D D: (or C: )
    copy seguiemj.ttf C:\Windows\Fonts
    To verify that seguiemj new is present
    cd C:\Windows\ Fonts
    dir seguiemj*
    If the file Is 3 megabytes it's the emoji font from Windows 10
    The original 8.1 Is very small file and contains ugly emojis
    Correct my steps if I'm wrong
    Thanks
     
  4. the_soft45

    the_soft45 MDL Member

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    Yes, it's equivalent to my first step, though I don't recommend it, because it will trigger Windows File Protection. I prefer the second method because it's non intrusive. To each their own, though :yes:
     
  5. Ramiro Pistoia

    Ramiro Pistoia MDL Member

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    This method can do errors on the system?
    Thanks for your method, I don't know of this, I will try it when install 8.1
    Other thing: Is there a working fix for thumbnails auto-deleting at reboot in Windows 8.1? It's the main reason (and only) which I use Windows 7 now. Windows 10 it's compatible with this PC, but I don't want it because slow operations like converting audio and video, I think the antimalware scans everything
     
  6. the_soft45

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    I'm not aware of that issue nor do I know if there's a fix. You could always try and check the Hotfix section of the 8.1 updates download list on WHDownloader. Maybe a lone patch could fix it.
     
  7. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    To my knowledge, this is only in Windows 10. You need to exclude the Thumbnail cache from automatic cleaning (by the Maintenance task).

    Regfiles:

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Thumbnail Cache]
    "Autorun"=dword:00000000
    
    
    Regfile for reversing:

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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Thumbnail Cache]
    "Autorun"=dword:00000001
    
    
     
  8. lucas mahler

    lucas mahler MDL Novice

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    download don't start