In the 2014 edition of his Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for Windows, Scott Hanselman points out that Windows 8 and 8.1 include a number of utilities that third-party ones you needed previously. One of these is a display calibration utility.
So if you use Windows 8 or 8.1, don’t have a Spyder or other hardware calibration tool, but still want to get your monitor calibrated as well as you can, follow these instructions from Scott.
Display Calibration – Another app I once had to install, now built-in. Type calibrate from Start, and get all your monitors’ colors correct and clear. Crucial for those who work on the web or in PhotoShop.