Windows 10 Color Calibration Keeps Resetting (FIXED)

The way colors look on a monitor needs to be related to the hardware but also to the color profile and color options on the device. Monitor color image can be changed but you only have preset profiles that you can download and install. A more flexible way of changing how everything is is to change contrast, absorption and brightness.

Setting colors ie, brightness, absorbency and contrast is not always easy and this is why you can use color calibration tools to do the heavy lifting for you. Windows 10 has a built-in color calibration tool and can set how colors look.

Windows 10 color calibration

Windows 10 color calibration keeps resetting?

The tool will set color calibration no matter what changes you made to the color settings on your monitor / screen. That said, sometimes the changes made by the machine do not stick and the display returns to its pre-calibrated state. Here’s how to fix it.

Windows 10 color calibration keeps resetting?

Windows 10 color calibration (FULL FIX)

1. Reset graphics driver in compatibility mode

If your system is out of date, the custom display drivers that Windows 10 installs may not work properly for it. It can cause the profile to reset color.

  1. Download the graphics driver for your system.
  2. Right-click on the file and select real estate from the context table.
  3. Go to Compatibility tab.
  4. Enable the ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’ option.
  5. Open the dropdown and select Windows 7.
  6. Click Submit.
  7. Run the file and install the driver.

2. Conversion of third-party apps

Windows 10 can be customized with third-party apps. There are changes from simple changes to images to installing completely different themes. These apps can change a number of things but can also restrict display options.

If you have third-party apps installed that significantly change the OS, disable or remove them.

If Nightlight is enabled, turn it off.

  1. Open the Options app (Shortcut to WIn + I keyboard).
  2. go to System> Display.
  3. Turn the Turn off the night light.

If your F.lux application is installed, disable or uninstall it. Calibrate the colors again.

3. Updated or rollback graphics driver

A driver update may have caused the color calibration to be reset or it may be an outdated driver. Both can cause problems with presentation.

  1. Open Device manager.
  2. Expand Display adapters.
  3. Right-click on the graphics on your board and select the real estate option.
  4. Go to Driver tab.
  5. Click on the Putan Roll Back Driver.
  6. Restart the system.
  7. Conversely, if roll-back does not work or the option is not available, select the Update driver option.
  8. Search online for driver updates and their installation.
  9. Restart the system.
  10. Calibrate the display.

4. Disable Calibration scheduled action

Windows 10 has a scheduled function that resets color calibration. You should disable it and stop your calibration reset.

  1. Open Action logger.
  2. Expand MicrosoftWindowsWindowsColorSystem from the side panel.
  3. Double-click the Calibration Loader Properties functionality.
  4. Go to Tab Triggers.
  5. Double-click the At log on trigger.
  6. Uncheck the Enabled box and click OK.
  7. Double-click the On Link to user session prompt.
  8. Uncheck the Enabled box and click OK.
  9. Restart the system.
  10. Calibrate the display again.


Problems with color calibration are usually caused by third-party apps. If you have apps that change the image of a color, they are probably to blame. If you have apps that run in lower resolution (think older games), they may be resetting the color profile. If the problem only occurs when you open a particular app, it seems to be to blame.

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