How to Calibrate a Laptop Screen

by Dianne Christensen-Herman

After using your laptop computer for some time, your LCD display will most likely need calibration. Calibration allows you to enhance the screen's picture quality by adjusting the computer's settings so they are suitable to the computer's hardware. This process can be completed in a few minutes and you do not necessarily need computer knowledge, though it is helpful.

Start up your laptop, and once your operating system boots up, you can begin calibrating the computer.

Click the "Start" menu and select "Control Panel." Enter "Color Calibration" in the search bar and push "Enter" to move on to the color calibration wizard, or type "Display" to advance to the general display options. You can also use the color calibration Wizard in the "Display" menu.

Increase the number of colors used and refresh rate by choosing "Advanced Settings" on the same menu. After you have clicked on "Advanced Settings," click on the "Monitor" tab and change the number of colors used to the highest available setting.

Select "Change Display Settings" to alter the screen's resolution. It should be at the highest setting.

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