Continuation of previous thread by Schewe:http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=76312.msg610427#msg610427
Quick question for the Windows users (since I'm more of a Mac person),
In the Color Management Control Panel, there's an advanced tab relating to Windows Color System (WCS) Defaults...
I'm attempting to use a Spyder-3 device with Win-7 to profile a recently purchased Dell Ultrasharp u2410 monitor that has ~98% of Adobe-98-RGB gamut coverage.
I came across a post from Mike Chaney (developer of the Q-Image print utility for Windows) that describes a rather involved series of steps to accomplish prior to using a Spyder-2 (and other hardware monitor profiling device). Is the following more or less correct? Feedback from LuLa members indicates the following steps are not recommended. See following posts on this thread. [/edit]http://ddisoftware.com/tech/articles/november-2009-win7-microsoft's-defiant-child/msg3165/?PHPSESSID=er41tldnm0l9tsm4r6f42g9q81#msg3165
I'm slowly discovering all the dances you have to do in order to get Windows 7 to work properly. Sometimes it's a matter of making just the right face while praying. My latest discovery was how (finally) to get the ColorVision Spyder to work with Windows 7 so you get a working monitor calibration and profile:
(1) Right click on the desktop and select "Personalize".
(2) Click "Display".
(3) Click "Change Display Settings".
(4) Click the tiny "Advanced Settings": link in blue.
(5) Click the "Color Management" tab.
(6) Click the "Color Management" button: only button on this tab.
(7) Click the "Advanced Tab".
 Click "Change System Defaults".
(9) Click the "Advanced Tab".
(10) Uncheck "Use Windows Display Calibration".
(11) Close out all open dialogs.
(12) Right click on your "Spyder2Express" icon on the desktop.
(13) Select "Run As Administrator": just opening it WILL NOT WORK.
(14) Go through the process of profiling your monitor.
(15) Repeat steps (1) through (9) above, then
(16) CHECK "Use Windows Display Calibration".
(17) Click "Start", "All Programs", and open "Startup".
(18) Right click on the Colorvision Startup and delete it.
(Note: my understanding is that the last two steps are related to turning off the task that keeps track of when a re-profile is overdue)