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Note   Starting with Windows 10, version 1703, this setting can no longer be used in provisioning packages. For more information on changes to the Windows Provisioning Framework, see Windows Provisioning Framework. This setting may have a Configuration Service Provider (CSP) equivalent that can be used instead. To determine if a CSP for this setting exists, see the description below.


FontSmoothing specifies whether font smoothing is enabled, and which type.

This setting has no effect on Server Core installations of Windows ServerĀ® 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012.



Specifies that the computer chooses the setting, based on a performance test.


Specifies that font smoothing is turned on.


Specifies that font smoothing is turned off.


Specifies that Clear Type is used for font smoothing.


This string type supports empty elements.

Valid configuration passes


Applies to

Windows edition x86-based devices x64-based devices
Windows 10 for desktop editions (Home, Pro, Enterprise, and Education) x86 amd64




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