|Wow; like no new info for 8 months...|
Well, this is what current treasures my research managed to get:
1) Fonts may be counted as security-sensitive: my guess is the OS will need default/system fonts even at boot-up.
2) Any NON-default/system fonts do not need to be in the Windows\Font folder (but do need to be installed).
3) Any NON-default/system fonts may be moved (deactivated) from the Fonts folder to a temporary storage folder in order to prevent it from loading (and subsequently taking up time an resources) at boot-up without having to uninstall the font from Windows. (Moving the fonts back to the Fonts folder will reactivate them.)
4) Any (manual) Installing or deleting of fonts should be done with the add/remove options in the Windows/Fonts window or Control-Panel>Fonts; however, a few font types are added/removed automatically by pasting/deleting/moving the font files in/out of the Fonts folder.
I suggest you do look over these resources at least once:
- (Read the fourth Notes bullet.)