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  1. Turn On or Off HDR and WCG Color for a Display in Windows 10


    How to: Turn On or Off HDR and WCG Color for a Display in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off HDR and WCG Color for a Display in Windows 10


    With Windows HD Color in Windows 10, you get the most of out your high dynamic range (HDR) TV or PC display. When you connect your HDR10-capable TV or display to a Windows 10 PC that supports HDR and wide color gamut (WCG), youll get a brighter, more vibrant, and more detailed picture compared to a standard dynamic range (SDR) display.

    This includes photos, videos, and games.

    See also:
    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off HDR (high dynamic range) and WCG (wide color gamut) color for a HDR10-capable display in Windows 10.



    Here's How:

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

    2. Click/tap on Display on the left side, and click/tap on the Windows HD Color settings link on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off HDR and WCG Color for a Display in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. If you have multiple displays connected to your PC, select the HDR-capable display you want in the Select a display to view or change the settings for it drop down menu under Choose display. (see screenshot below)

    4. Turn on (default) or off HDR and WCG for what you want.

    5. You can now close Settings if you like.


    Turn On or Off HDR and WCG Color for a Display in Windows 10 [​IMG]



    That's it,
    Shawn


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    :)
     
    srdjan1995, Jul 15, 2015
    #1
  2. Carlo Fer Win User

    HDR WCG won't enable on Windows 10

    Hi Chris,

    Have you installed the latest graphics drivers? You may also check the Nvidia site for the latest drivers and follow their instructions.

    If you’re having problems displaying HDR content, you can try the steps outlined in this support article:
    HDR and WCG color settings in Windows 10.

    For more information about HDR requirements, please refer to this support article:
    Display requirements for HDR in Windows 10.

    Update us with results for further assistance.
     
    Carlo Fer, Oct 27, 2019
    #2
  3. Unable to Turn On HDR WCG on Windows 10

    Hi Sam,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    Please refer the suggestions from Carlo
    Fer dated May 29, 2018
    regarding the issue with HDR and WCG which you aren’t able to turn on.

    Hope it helps.

    Muralidhar

    Microsoft Community Moderator
     
    Muralidhar_G, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. Turn On or Off HDR and WCG Color for a Display in Windows 10

    I could turn on the HDR and WCG setting on initially today when I connected a new HDR TV.

    Hello,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    I understand that you are unable to turn on HDR and WCG color settings in Windows 10. This issue might occur due to incompatible drivers.

    I suggest you to roll back the display drivers and check if that helps. Refer the steps mentioned below:

    1. Press 'Windows
    + R' key together on your Keyboard.

    2. Type 'devmgmt.msc' and hit enter.

    3. Expand the display adapter option from the list.

    4. Right click on the driver and click on 'Properties'.

    5. Click on 'Driver' tab and check for 'Roll Back Driver'. If the roll back option is available, roll back the driver and restart the
    computer.

    If you are still facing issues with color after enabling HDR on your PC and if you’re using an HDMI connection and your display supports HDR over a DisplayPort connection, use DisplayPort instead to connect your PC and display.

    • If HDMI is your only option, use that, and then do one of the following:

    Reduce the frame rate

      1. Select Settings > System > Display > Advanced display settings, and then select Display adapter properties.
      2. In the display’s Properties box, select the Monitor tab, select 30 Hertz for the Screen refresh rate, and then select OK.

    - OR -

    Reduce the resolution

      1. Select Settings > System > Display > Advanced display settings, and then select Display adapter properties
      2. On the Adapter tab, select List All Modes.

    In List All Modes, select the setting that includes 1920 by 1080, 60 Hertz, and then select OK.

    Hope it helps.

    Sandeep Kumar M

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Sandeep_KM, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. chris_tm Win User
    HDR WCG won't enable on Windows 10

    MSI 43GSVR 7Re laptop with 6gb Nvidia 1060

    Samsung 32hg70 monitor

    HDMI 2.0 connected to laptop using only Samsung monitor as display

    HDR WCG is an available option to turn on (SDR slider is greyed out for some reason) - once turned on, Windows 10 asks 'Do you want to keep these settings?" Choose Yes,
    but HDR WCG remains off.

    Both the 1060 and monitor are HDR capable. Both laptop and monitor are HDMI 2.0

    Any thoughts on why HDR won't turn on?
     
    chris_tm, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. I could turn on the HDR and WCG setting on initially today when I connected a new HDR TV.

    I had some color issues that went away when I turned HDR and WCG off. I updated my Nvidia driver. I can not turn on HDR and WCG. As soon as I click to turn it on, the screen refreshes and resets it to OFF. What is going on? Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070.

    I researched this problem and ran dxdiag in response to a microsoft forum article. I received the following, only pertinent lines shown:

    Current Mode: 3840 x 2160 (32 bit) (30Hz)

    HDR Support: Supported

    Monitor Model: SONY TV *00

    Monitor Id: SNY8004

    Native Mode: 3840 x 2160(p) (30.000Hz)

    Output Type: HDMI

    Monitor Capabilities: HDR Supported (BT2020RGB BT2020YCC Eotf2084Supported )

    Display Pixel Format: DISPLAYCONFIG_PIXELFORMAT_32BPP

    Advanced Color: AdvancedColorSupported
     
    PaulSulsky, Oct 27, 2019
    #6
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