1.) Go into Display Properties
2.) Under Appearance Go to effects
3.) In Effects set the combo to ClearType instead of normal.
Now watch as your desktop and your text automatically transform to give you that graphical edge you've always wanted.
Not happy with the default ClearType setting? You can go to Microsoft's site and tune up ClearType here: http://www.microsoft.com/typography/cleartype/tuner/1.htm