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Enable Cleartype on Welcome Login Screen
Super Admin
By Super Admin
Published on 02/23/2005
Microsoft clear type technology greatly increases clarity of text on laptop LCD screens.

Enable Cleartype on Welcome Login Screen

By default this feature does not start until after you log on.  But with the tweak below you will be able to make it start as windows loads so it will be enabled on the welcome login screen.

Start regedit, if you are unfamiliar with regedit please see our FAQ.
Navigate to HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop.
Locate the key FontSmoothingType.
Change the value to 2.