Restore default display color

How do I restore the default color and settings on the display?  I've tried to find a "default" option within in the color calibration process, but don't see an option.

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Last updated September 17, 2019 Views 243,744 Applies to:

Hi LSSolomon,


1. Have you recently done any changes to the computer?
2. Have you done any changes to the theme settings on the desktop?

If you have calibration enabled for display then you may disable calibration loading by Windows. You must be logged on with a user account that has administrative privileges to make the below changes -

1. Open Color Management by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type color management, and then click 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 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.

You may also refer to the below links for further assistance on the issue -

Getting the best display on your monitor -

Calibrate your display -

Change color management setting -


Hope this helps. Let us know the results.
Meghmala – Microsoft Support

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