|I had the same issue with sizes and had to do exactly what was suggested. |
I upped the dpi then went to Display Properties > Appearance > Advanced and made everything else smaller. It's a bit fiddling but in the end I achieved a reasonable compromise. You have to take care that text in dialog boxes doesn't get lost outside the box, or text overlaps when on websites.
As far as I know there is no other way to fix this and, yes, I agree it is a pity MS didn't come up with better facilities.
some other bloke...