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Installing Windows 10 on a new PC for a friend. After the install, the menu fonts render poorly and in general fonts throughout all applications look really poor. Example:

windows 10 font

Tried upgrading the latest video drivers (did nothing of course). Verified that the monitor is set at its native resolution and DPI is at 100%. Anything else I could be missing?

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  • I don't see a problem at all with the text. Can you further explain what you're talking about? My screen may be too small and I'm not noticing the same thing.
    – DrZoo
    Aug 16, 2015 at 19:29
  • It looks like you have cleartype turned off. See Turn off or on Clear Type Text in Windows 10
    – DavidPostill
    Aug 16, 2015 at 19:58
  • Yeah what is crazy is that this image I uploaded looks just fine. I am severely confused at this point. On the screen it looks awful (and hence the screenshot should too). It does seem like a ClearType issue, but that is all enabled. Very odd.
    – Rob Lauer
    Aug 18, 2015 at 18:01

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You may need to adjust the ClearType settings.

Go to Settings → System.

System

Then Display → scoll down to Advanced display settings at the bottom.

Display

Then under Related Settings, select ClearType text and follow the prompts.

ClearType

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They switched to different scaling in Win10 as opposed to Win8, and this is a major problem. There is a tool that reverts scaling algorithm back to Win8-style and the fonts look so much better after that. Try googling Windows10_DPI_FIX for the tool. This fixes 90% of the fonts, still there are some applications where the fix is not helpful, like pdf viewer inside Chrome browser. Have to find solution for these yet...

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