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Certain fonts on server show in bad quality

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Last Modified: 2015-03-03
After some recent windows updates (over 100 so no idea which one) all users on one windows 2008 (not R2) server have really bad quality Arial font display issues

Selecting other fonts, those appear normal and fine... seems to be any version of Arial

What i've done so far:
copied all of the arial font files from another server that doesn't have this issue, overwriting the ones on this server, rebooted, no change

copied ALL the fonts from another server, rebooted, no change

reverted to a previous version of the video card driver, rebooted, no change

updated to the latest video card driver, rebooted, no change

ran the microsoft EU Expansion Font Update, rebooted, no change
(http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=16083)

HKCU/control panel/desktop/fontsmoothing = 2 (changing to zero has no effect)

beyond just the some-bold-some-not, squished together, look specifically at the "o" in the size 10 example below, see how they have weird dots

example picture posted below:
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