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    Windows 8 PC experiencing problem with icons changing into symbols

    I am a new Windows 8 user. Upon right clicking a tile in Metro interface instead of showing the icons, strange symbols are appearing in the bottom left corner of the screen. Hitting a refresh would change them back, but the symbols appear again almost immediately. What is causing this issue and how can I resolve it?

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    Re: Windows 8 PC experiencing problem with icons changing into symbols

    This may be a font problem. Try looking for Windows updates first and install them. Now type ‘cmd’ without quotes in Start and hit Enter. Right click on the result and select ‘Run as administrator’. In the window that opens, type sfc /scannow and let the system perform the scan. Now restart the system. If the problem persists, try downloading Segoe UI symbol font by searching the same in Google. Install it and click ‘Yes’ if the system prompts you to replace font. This should fix this problem.

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