As is customary for a major Windows release, Windows 11 is rolling out with its fair share of problems. Whether they are functionality issues like lower than expected performance, or compatibility issues, such as the NVMe SSD problem we have discussed. Microsoft now says that the platform is also having issues with some displays.

Specifically, Windows 11 is skewing colors on some HDR monitors. Microsoft says the OS is struggling to handle rare color profiles, which can have an adverse effect on some screens. Users may see their display is not replicating white or yellows well in image editing applications.

Microsoft confirms the problem in a bug report with the following description:


 “After installing Windows 11, some image editing programs might not render colors correctly on certain HDR displays. This is frequently observed with white colors, which could display in bright yellow or other colors.

This issue occurs when certain color-rendering Win32 APIs return unexpected information or errors under specific conditions. Not all color profile management programs are affected, and color profile options available in the Windows 11 Settings page, including Microsoft Color Control Panel, are expected to function correctly.”


Microsoft is currently working on a fix and plans to roll it out in January. That almost certainly means it will be available as part of the January 2022 Patch Tuesday cumulative update.

As for wider performance issues that have been causing problems on Windows 11, Microsoft is also promising those for 2022. However, because Microsoft is committed to annual updates, those improvements may not arrive until Windows 11 22h2. In other words, around a year after the initial launch of the platform.

Yes, that means a fall fix for those performance issues.

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