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2% remove it98% keep it
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ClearType Switch


ClearType Switch is a program developed by KARPOLAN. The most used version is 1.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is cleartypeswitch.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 784.08 KB (802,893 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 41% of users of ClearType Switch come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: karpolan.com/software/cleartype-switch
Help link: karpolan.com/software/cleartype-switch//contact
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ClearType Switch
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ClearType Switch\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 784.08 KB

Program filesFiles installed by ClearType Switch

Program executable:cleartypeswitch.exe
Name:ClearType Switch
Path:C:\Program Files\cleartype switch\cleartypeswitch.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - ClearType Switch

How do I remove ClearType Switch?

You can uninstall ClearType Switch from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ClearType Switch, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove ClearType Switch.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.73%
Windows 10 22.08%
Windows XP 3.90%
Windows Vista 1.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.58%
Windows 7 Professional 21.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.74%
Windows 8.1 6.58%
Windows 10 Home 6.58%
Windows 10 Pro 3.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.74% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 40.74%
  United States 27.16%
  United Kingdom 9.88%
  Canada 4.94%
  Austria 3.70%
  France 2.47%
  Netherlands 2.47%
  BY 1.23%
  Switzerland 1.23%
  Australia 1.23%
  Romania 1.23%
  Italy 1.23%
  Malaysia 1.23%
  Hungary 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 36.00%
Dell 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 8.00%
ASUS 6.00%
Intel 6.00%
Gateway 2.00%
Alienware 2.00%
American Megatrends 2.00%
Common models
Dell XPS 8700 3.64%
Gigabyte Z87-HD3 3.64%
Sony VGN-FZ21S 1.82%
Samsung R780 1.82%
Packard Bell ixtreme M574... 1.82%
Packard Bell imedia S1350 1.82%


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