My understanding is that the V display calibration settings would be stored on Eve’s servers directly. We won’t receive it on a different media (ie USB or SD) neither would it be stored on a recovery partition (as so far it doesn’t seem to be planned this have even one).
So I am wondering how to get back this display settings :
will each V have unique ID which will allow to log-in for personalized supporty ( or at least that team ca send the right configuration to the right people at the begining).
Will it be possible to save by ourselves this configuration file (usb, sd,… )?
The team has said that the calibration is stored in BIOS and upon a new installation of Windows the display will not be calibrated until the Calman software is installed. This software will get the info from the BIOS and apply it to your V.
Actually it will be stored in BIOS IIRC. I doubt they would rely on storing it only in their server, that would make the out of the box experience worse. I guess server is a good back-up option in case you somehow manage to delete your profile… But I don’t think there’s any need to make a download page for it… Just for edge cases, they might provide those missing profiles through support channels.
As others have already stated, each V’s individual color profile is stored in the device’s UEFI. If you need to re-install Windows, just install the calibration software anew and it can load the profile again!
The boss has spoken: Unique ID & display calibration - #11
Why would you not save it in BIOS? You don’t need to query it all the time, just store it there in case of reinstall. You know like Windows activation key. It gets loaded after first boot to activate Windows, and after that it is stored in regular way. Is it a limitation in Calman software?
No one has proposed that you went into the BIOS/UEFI yourself and manually applied the calibration. Previously we were told that the calibration would be stored in BIOS and the software would automatically retrieve it and apply it to your new installation. This was a really good solution since it requires minimal work when doing a fresh install and is reasonably safe (the BIOS is rarely updated/altered with).
It doesn’t matter that most people doesn’t know of or use the BIOS.
@Masters888@Cluskey_Smith What I believe @pauliunas is saying is it would be easier if the software could pull the calibration profile directly from the BIOS, so there’s no need to back it up. Users wouldn’t need to enter the BIOS directly to do this, the software would just know where to look. That way, it’s a lot harder to accidentally lose the profile.
Having to instruct everybody on how to backup the color profile, and expect them to remember where it is, is inarguably more complicated than having it automatically stored in the BIOS, and the software automatically checking the BIOS and loading the software.
I have no idea what the BIOS is or what the screen calibration settings are. But I don’t want a machine that assumes I am a programmer who can do such things when I simply want to reinstall windows. So please include what ever necessary backup/recovery media is needed for a layman to be able to do this, and be properly resilient. If one is choosing between the Eve and a MS or other larger platform device, then one doesn’t want to be exposed to risks or complications of this nature.
The previous solution was as simple as you wanted; after a fresh installation, you installed the software from Eves website and you’re done.
With the new way, it seems like you have to do a backup yourself when you get your V. After a fresh install you have to install the software and tell it where you stored your backup.
A lot harder to do for non-techy people…
I don’t even believe Microsoft really calibrates their devices, or at least not to the extent that Eve does. Again, the color profile isn’t necessary at all, it just makes the screen look a little nicer.
If you lose the settings, it will seem like any other computer, just with somewhat less exact colors than it originally had.