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Should I remove MSI True Color?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,378
United States Rank #6,281
Reach 0.0398%


VersionDistribution 0.13% 0.26% 2.30% 2.04% 3.06% 0.13% 16.84% 0.26% 22.45% 7.14%
1.5.656 5.99%
1.4.623 1.40%
1.4.546 11.48%
1.3.519 20.79%
1.2.460 4.21%
1.1.441 1.53%

MSI True Color


MSI True Color is a software program developed by Portrait Displays. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named msitruecolor.exe. The setup package generally installs about 38 files and is usually about 47.05 MB (49,338,854 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 69% of users of MSI True Color come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.portrait.com
Help link: support.portrait.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\MSI True Color
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\MSI True Color\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 47.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MSI True Color

Program executable:msitruecolor.exe
Name:MSI True Color
Path:C:\Program Files\portrait displays\msi true color\msitruecolor.exe
Additional files:
  • MsiTrueColorService.exe - MsiTrueColorService (Msi True Color service)
  • PdiShellExt.dll - MSI True Color (MSI True Color Shell Extension)
  • resource-de.dll
  • resource-en.dll
  • resource-es.dll
  • resource-fr.dll
  • resource-it.dll
  • resource-ja.dll
  • resource-ko.dll
  • resource-pl.dll
  • resource-pt.dll
  • resource-ru.dll
  • resource-zh_CN.dll
  • resource-zh_TW.dll
  • Uninstall.exe - Installer for MSI True Color
  • FactoryCalCLI.exe - FactoryCalCLI
  • CalAppPlatform.dll - Cal Hardware (CalCalAppPlatform)
  • CalBinding.dll - CalBinding
  • CalIO.dll - Cal IO
  • GammaSpline.exe - GammaSpline Application (Gamma LUT Generator)
  • MsiTrueColorHelper.exe - MsiTrueColorHelper
  • GetSeries.exe
  • tccheck.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • MsiTrueColor.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 10.
  • MsiTrueColorService.exe runs as a service named 'MSI True Color Service by Portrait Displays' (MSITrueColorService).
Startup File (User Run)
  • MsiTrueColor.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'MSI TrueColor' and executes as C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\MSI True Color\MsiTrueColor.exe startup_folder.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • MsiTrueColor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MsiTrueColor' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\MSI True Color\MsiTrueColor.exe" startup_folder.

How do I remove MSI True Color?

You can uninstall MSI True Color from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program MSI True Color, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove MSI True Color.

Win 10 99%
Win 7 (SP1) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.11%
Windows 7 0.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 83.55%
Windows 8.1 5.48%
Windows 10 Pro 5.10%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 2.81%
Windows 10 Enterprise 0.77%
Windows 7 Professional 0.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.85%
  United Kingdom 5.30%
  France 5.03%
  Canada 4.04%
  Italy 3.05%
  Germany 2.96%
  Australia 1.35%
  Spain 1.35%
  Netherlands 1.26%
  Singapore 0.72%
  Norway 0.72%
  DK 0.72%
  Philippines 0.63%
  Japan 0.54%

About (from Portrait Displays, Inc.)

Portrait Displays' software provides an extensible platform supporting embedded control of all display technologies and monitors.
Publisher URL: www.portrait.com


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