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Can I delete MSI True Color?

MSI True Color is a display calibration software that allows users to adjust color settings on MSI gaming laptops and monitors. While some find True Color useful for fine-tuning display output, others may wish to uninstall it to free up system resources or revert color settings back to default. Fortunately, uninstalling MSI True Color is straightforward process that can be done in just a few steps.

What is MSI True Color?

MSI True Color is designed to provide more control over display calibration on MSI computers and monitors. Key features include:

  • Calibrating color temperature, gamma, saturation, and contrast
  • Different display profiles for gaming, movie watching, browsing, etc.
  • Hotkeys for switching between color profiles
  • Support for both laptop displays and external MSI monitors

By adjusting these settings, users can customize the display to their preferences. For example, enabling a cooler color temperature or increasing saturation may provide a better experience for gaming and multimedia.

While some appreciate the level of control, others may find they prefer the default color settings or don’t require frequent calibration.

Reasons to uninstall MSI True Color

Here are some common reasons why users may wish to uninstall MSI True Color:

  • Revert to default color settings: Uninstalling True Color will revert display color and calibration back to default out-of-the-box settings. This may be desirable if you prefer the original color presentation.
  • Troubleshooting display issues: If you’re having display problems like flickering, artifacts or unusual colors, uninstalling True Color can rule out any conflicts with the software.
  • Free up system resources: Like all software, True Color requires disk space, RAM and CPU usage. Uninstalling it may marginally improve performance, especially on lower spec systems.
  • Use alternative display software: You may wish to use other display calibration programs instead, and uninstalling True Color prevents potential conflicts between software.

Overall, the decision depends on your priorities and how you use your MSI laptop or monitor. For some, True Color is a useful tool. For others, removal may be preferable.

How to uninstall MSI True Color

Uninstalling MSI True Color is a straightforward process that can be done in a few quick steps:

  1. Open the Control Panel on your Windows PC.
  2. Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs.
  3. Find “True Color” in the list of installed programs.
  4. Double click on “True Color” to open the uninstallation window.
  5. Click “Yes” to confirm uninstalling True Color.
  6. Wait for the “Uninstallation Complete” message.
  7. Restart your computer to complete the process.

Alternatively, you can uninstall programs in Windows 10/11 by:

  1. Opening the Start Menu.
  2. Clicking the gear icon to open Settings.
  3. Going to Apps > Apps & Features.
  4. Selecting “True Color” and clicking Uninstall.
  5. Confirming uninstall and restarting the PC.

The entire process to remove True Color takes less than a minute. You may need to close any open applications or reboot twice for it to fully complete.

What happens when you uninstall True Color?

When you uninstall MSI True Color, here’s what you can expect:

  • True Color will no longer appear in the list of installed programs.
  • Any background processes or services related to True Color will be stopped.
  • The True Color app and all associated files will be removed from the hard disk.
  • Registry entries for True Color will be deleted.
  • Your display will revert back to default color settings and calibration.
  • Hotkeys for switching color profiles will no longer function.

Essentially, it will be as if True Color was never installed once the uninstall process is complete. The effect should be immediate after restarting your computer.

Do note that any custom color profiles or calibration settings you created in True Color will be lost when you uninstall it. Be sure to reset your display to your preferred settings using Windows built-in calibration tools or other software if needed.

Should I uninstall other MSI software?

In addition to True Color, MSI laptops come pre-installed with various other branded software for specific functions. This includes:

  • MSI Dragon Center – System monitoring, customization, and control.
  • Nahimic – Audio enhancing and customization.
  • SteelSeries Engine – Peripheral configuration for MSI SteelSeries keyboards and mice.

Uninstalling MSI software is not necessary for most users. Programs like Dragon Center provide useful system tools and optimization. However, as with True Color, you may wish to uninstall them if:

  • You want to troubleshoot conflicts or issues caused by MSI software.
  • Prefer using alternative system utilities and tools.
  • Need to free up system resources on a low-end machine.

As always, uninstalling unneeded software can have benefits. But MSI’s utilities are generally well optimized and useful for most gaming laptop owners.

How to reinstall MSI True Color

If you change your mind after uninstalling True Color, reinstalling it is quick and easy:

  1. Go to the MSI True Color page on the MSI website.
  2. Click the download button and save the installer file.
  3. Once downloaded, double click to run the True Color installer.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall True Color.
  5. Restart your PC after the installation completes.

Alternatively, you can reinstall True Color using the MSI Dragon Center app. Simply go to the Apps tab, click on True Color, and use the Install button to restore it.

Reinstalling will retain all the old color profiles, calibration settings, and hotkeys you previously configured. Just be aware of any issues that caused you to uninstall True Color originally.


Uninstalling unnecessary software like MSI True Color helps free up system resources and eliminates potential conflicts. While useful for some, True Color is safe to remove if you wish to revert to default display color settings or troubleshoot issues.

The standard uninstall process is straightforward – just locate True Color in Apps & Features and remove it. Double check your display calibration after restarting your PC. And you can always reinstall True Color later if needed.

Overall, don’t be afraid to uninstall MSI’s pre-installed software if they are not contributing to a better experience. But also consider the benefits before removing useful utilities like Dragon Center.