Windows 10 removing HDR option on Alienware 17 R4

Greetings all,

I have the above mentioned laptop, with a 4k screen, 60Hz and before, it had the option under the display setting to enable HDR on the laptop monitor. I have noticed that now that option has been completely removed and assume this is some sort of software error. I am currently running the 1709 build of 10 and have an nvidia 1070 card on this system.

Would any of you have an idea of where to start to get the system to recognize the monitor as capable so I can reenable this feature?


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Re: HDR option

First install the latest version of the driver for the 1070 card from (use the service tag).
Then, if no luck, ask Dell customer service.

Did you allow Windows Update to update drivers? That's the default, but a very bad one. If it's fixed, tell Windows to never update drivers.

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Re: HDR option

Thanks for the reply. While rolling back to that driver did reenable the HDR control panel, I don't see the option back in windows for display. I'll keep looking and if anyone has any other ideas, let me know.

Thanks again,

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Here's the tutorial I used for W10 version 1803.

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