Posted 25 November 2012 - 13:25
In short, this ugly font rendering affects the Metro UI, Metro style apps including IE and desktop IE. You can't do anything to fix it. This "fixed", terrible font-rendering is fully optimized for tablets and small new laptops. They completely ignored traditional PC users in general on Windows 8, it's well known.
Fortunately IE10 on Windows 7 will be better and you can apply all previous tricks to fix it, like Compatibility mode, HWA on/off or playing with Cleartype settings.
However, you just use Chrome and you're more than fine either on 8 or 7. As for the Metro apps, you delete all of them and you're done. You will only have to deal with this rendering on your normal shortcuts on Start-Screen.