Windows 11 is plagued by a new problem. HDR display owners report that colors of HDR content are sometimes not displayed correctly due to a bug in Win32 APIs.
Windows 11 HDR problem
Those who want to display their content with a high dynamic range on an HDR display under Windows 11 sometimes encounter a new problem. Apparently, the new operating system has problems with the display of High Dynamic Range images.
HDR displays do not seem to be able to display the colors properly. According to Microsoft, white tones have a bright yellow cast on the Gehler, and there are also other incorrect color representations. Affected by the bug is Windows 11 21H2, the current version of Microsoft’s operating system.
The company states that some Win32 APIs do not render colors correctly, which leads to color distortion in some programs. However, not all color management programs are said to be affected, while color profiles built into Windows 11 should continue to work flawlessly, according to Microsoft.
The solution: switch to internal color profiles
Here you can also find the transitional solution if you have problems with the colors of HDR content under Windows 11. So currently you should simply switch to the default color profiles of Windows 11 in case of display errors.
The color profiles can be easily viewed in the control panel under color management and changed if necessary. Microsoft itself is already working on a solution to the problem. The hotfix is supposed to be released before the end of January 2022.