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ICC profile wont load on Windows 10 startup.


Hi guys,


im using an old monitor (Asus PG278QR, TN Panel) and always used a color profile. The profile also changed brightness and contrast / black levels, so when applying it, it was immediately noticeable, on the Dekstop aswell as Chrome / Discord / everywhere (so no profile which you only can see in Photoshop, Gimp etc).


I recently installed DisplayCal (+Argyll), hoping I can do some tuning to one of my new monitors, but sadly you also need the hardware for it.

I returned the new monitor (LG IPS) and decided to uninstall DisplayCal, and stick with my old Asus.


Since then my ICC profile wont load at windows startup anymore, it is always set as the standard profile, the "use my settings for this device" checkmark is checked, the "use windows calibration" checkmark is also checked.


My question is, is there anyway to fix this, or did DisplayCal maybe leave some traces in Windows / the registry, and if so, is there software to check if DisplayCal has been completely removed.



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The windows ICC profile loader is pretty bad. If you want to use an ICC profile i'd recommend to install DisplayCal just to also get the DisplayCal Profile Loader. It's much more consistent than the built in windows-tool with making sure your ICC profile is always active. Or maybe you didn't uninstall the profile loader so that is the cause of your issue because it overwrites the windows settings for your ICC profile.



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