Windows colors automatically selects grey instead of blue in Win10 IoT LTSC 2021

Vimal Raj 150 Reputation points


I recently noticed that, under settings > color settings > Windows colors automatically selects grey instead of blue. As a result, the explorer borders, restart window and most screens are in grey color which is very odd. I haven't changed anything recently, I'm creating Windows images via Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and didn't face this issue until last week. Did anything change in Windows recently ? or is this a Windows patch that's causing the issue ?

OS version: Win10 IoT LTSC 2021 (21H2)

Note: All the hardware's and display cards are in working condition, I can see this behavior on 3 different hardwares.

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  1. Wesley Li 6,750 Reputation points


    It seems that the issue you're experiencing with the Windows colors automatically selecting grey instead of blue might not be related to a recent Windows update or patch. There haven't been any recent changes in Windows that specifically address color settings issues as per the search results. However, there are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot the problem:

    Check for Updates: Ensure that your system is up-to-date with the latest Windows updates, as sometimes patches can resolve unexpected behavior.

    Color Settings: Navigate to Settings > Personalization > Colors to manually select your preferred color for the Start menu, taskbar, and action center. You can also toggle between Light and Dark modes, which may affect the color scheme.

    High Contrast Settings: If the high contrast settings are turned on, it might override your color preferences. You can check this under Settings > Accessibility > Contrast themes.

    Graphics Driver: Make sure your graphics driver is up-to-date. An outdated or corrupted driver can cause display issues.

    Color Management: If you're using multiple monitors, ensure that the correct color profile is set for each display. You can manage color profiles under Settings > System > Display > Color profile > Color management.

    System File Checker: Run the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files that might cause display issues. Open Command Prompt as an administrator and type sfc /scannow.

    If these steps do not resolve the issue, it might be a specific problem with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit or the image being deployed. In that case, reviewing the deployment process and the settings within the toolkit might provide further insights.

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