This is a quick note for all the Intel HD 5500 and other Broadwell GPU users out there. The recently released Windows 10 Build 14366 probably was a complete disaster for you, since all DirectWrite text surfaces were blurry and unreadable including:

  • All system setting UIs,
  • Office 365,
  • Direct2D apps in general (VS setup, Atom, GitHub Desktop, SciTe with technology=1)
  • etc. pp.

The fix couldn’t be easier. If you are already on Build 14366, you have the multi-gigabyte and multi-hour upgrade behind you. Grab a Build 14367 torrent from somewhere, throw away the crack / activator and use your windows license. This is probably faster than waiting for Fast-Ring downloads.

Overall text-rendering in 14367 is sharper, too.