01.01.2011 - New profile added (attached below). This profile was created after 6 months of heavy daily use. For those of you with AUO panels that have similar mileage on them you might find that this profile is a slight improvement. Give both a try. Updated ICC installation and configuration procedure A little background is in order to explain why the following procedure is necessary in order to have a calibrated ICC profile work properly in Windows 7. There are a huge number of events that will reset your video card's gamma LUT in Windows 7 (and Vista). a reboot waking from sleep logging in after the system has been locked the UAC prompt running Media Center, or XBMC and Boxee starting a game etc., etc... So now you have a better understanding of the problem let us look at the fix for the M11x. First off calibrate your display. If you or someone you know owns or has access to a colorimeter that's going provide you a much more accurate calibration than a software based calibration tool. If you don't have access to a colorimeter then the Display Color Calibration wizard in Windows 7 should provide you with a decent improvement over an uncalibrated display. For those of you with and R2 and the AUO panel, you can try out the profile I've provided here. It was produced with the X-Rite i1 Display 2. ## This procedure does not apply for those of you who use the color and gamma settings in the Intel Graphics Properties to get the results you like, as that method of adjustment does not involve an ICC profile. That method of adjusting color is a reference-less means of eyeballing it.## Procedure for installing the ICC profile: Download and unpack the attached profile to a temporary folder Copy the ICC profile to C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\color Procedure for configuring an ICC profile: Click the Start button Type "color" and open Color Management Go to the Advanced tab at the top and click the Change system defaults button Make sure the Device dropdown list has Intel(R) HD Graphics selected and check the "Use me settings for this device" box Click the Add button Scroll down to ICC profiles and locate the m11xR2_xx-xx-xxx.icc profile The profile is now set as the default ICC profile for the Intel HD Graphics adapter Go to the Advanced tab Check the "Use Windows display calibration" check box Click the Close button Click the Close button again Almost there! The last thing we need to do is to disable the Intel Persistence Module (igfxpers.exe) from loading. You can do this through msconfig, Autoruns, CCleaner or any other utility that disables startup items. This has no negative impact on your IGP that I'm aware of. I've been running without it for months without any loss of functionality on my system. Each time you update drivers for the Intel HD IGP you will need to do this step again. The key I'd been missing was step 9. The last step of disabling igfxpers.exe is something unique to Intel adapters though. That's it. I can't tell you how frustrating it is to fire up XBMC or a game to have your calibrated output suddenly reset. The procedure I've outlined here solves this problem for good on the R2. No more over-saturated skin tones making people look like they've fallen asleep in a tanning booth. No more grays with color casts.