Color profiles calibration?

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  1. Posts : 231
    Windows 7

    Color profiles calibration?

    I'm setting up a new install of Win 7 Professional, the screen was a little pink, so I color calibrated. But when I re-boot it jumps back to the pink profile just after re-booting. How do I save the calibration after adjusting and how do I get it to stick? I've never used color calibration before and can't really make any sense of it...
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  2. Posts : 71,734
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    Hello Badspell,

    You might give the method used in the tutorial below to see if it may work for you as well. There also similar issues of this within the thread that may help as well.

    Display Color Calibration

    Hope this helps,
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  3. Posts : 231
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter

    WOW...I'm going a bit NUTS! It will calibrate, but whenever I log out or restart it re-sets to the pink looking calibration?
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  4. Posts : 71,734
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    Be sure to read through the posts in that thread for similar issues on this to see if they may be able to help as well. Here's one example that may hopefully do so.

    Display Color Calibration
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  5. Posts : 300
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

    For what it is worth, you cannot accurrately color calibrate a color display without the use of an external device which measures the LAB values emitting from the display and calibrates them with a known value. These include devices such as the Color Munki. As well, in order to properly see color, you must not have interference from other color temperatures, such as the lighting or color of paint on the walls around you. A solution to this is to paint your work area with spectrically neutral grey paint, and/or using the appropriate color temperature of lighting.
    Last edited by juanantoniod; 11 May 2011 at 00:18. Reason: clarity
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  6. Posts : 231
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter

    It seems to be a bug on "SOME" Win 7 is the info, but it does not seem to fix the problem on my Vaio. Anyone have input?

    Steve Glossop , Oct 02, 2010; 04:12 a.m. I had exactly the same problem with my Win 7 64 bit system - There's actually two places that you need to set the default icc profile - if you don't set it as system default as well it keeps losing your profile setting - I eventually found this on the web that fixed it for me:
    To apply an existing ICC profile (an ICM file created by some calibration process), do the following -

    Control Panel / Display / Change Display Settings / Advanced Settings / Color Management / Color Management (again!) / Devices / select one of your displays*1 / click "use my settings for this device"*2/ if necessary add the applicable profile to the "Profiles associated with this device" box using the "Add" button (if your profile is not already listed but is available somewhere on the network or computer) / click on the correct profile in that box and click "Set as Default Profile".

    *1 the CM dialog boxes don't label your displays the same way as other dialog boxes, they seem to lose the manufacturer and model number info that is available elsewhere, so your ABC model nn display comes up as Display: 1. Generic PnP monitor . Also note that at least on my system, display '1' was in fact display '2' in other display settings dialog boxes, and vice versa.

    *2 You would think that selecting "Use my settings for this device" would mean the Windows would use your settings for that device (display), but apparently it doesn't. It means ... well, I don't know what it means. Perhaps it means if you don't select it, even the next step (below) won't help you.

    Good work so far - tortuous and unnecessarily complex - but has a certain logic. Unfortunately it doesn't achieve anything at all, until you work out the secret key. Although it seems the above should do what you want, you have to do something which is entirely unobvious, and not mentioned at all in any of the help general discussion, and apparently not known by any of the 67 people who read my question. It is actually listed in the MS help section... at the very bottom of "Understanding color management settings" and after a mass of largely incomprehensible stuff which doesn't appear to be relevant, there is a link which is not listed in the contents at the top and almost impossible to notice... To enable or disable calibration loading by Windows


    Here's the hidden bit of help file...
    To enable or disable calibration loading by Windows , you must be logged on with a user account that has administrative privileges.

    1. Click to open Color Management.
    2. Click the Advanced tab, and click Change system defaults .
    3. Click the Advanced tab in the Color Management - System Defaults dialog box, and do one of the following:
      • To enable Windows to load display calibrations, select the Use Windows display calibration check box.
      • To prevent Windows from loading display calibrations, clear the Use Windows display calibration check box.

    4. Click Close in the Color Management - System Defaults dialog box.
    5. Click Close in the Color Management dialog box.

    Hope this helps.
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  7. Posts : 71,734
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations


    Did you ever get your administrator rights issue in your thread below sorted? It may be related. From my experience with this color management issue resetting, you have to set them while elevated for them to stick. Are you getting a UAC prompt while doing the calibration?

    Admin rights?
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  8. Posts : 231
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter

    NO UAC prompt and my user rights are administrator. I had a brief issue when installing VLC, it was asking for an actual user named Administrator and the associated password.

    Still can't seem to work through the color problem...Ugh!
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  9. Posts : 7,682
    Windows 10 Pro

    - Are you using some type of color calibrating program?
    - Which one?
    - Have you created a color profile?
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  10. Posts : 231
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter

    I suspect this is the problem: Whenever I un-check "Enable Application settings Overide" it re-check itself after a re-boot or log-off???
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