Lightroom: Orange color cast in photos

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I am a photoshop user first of all for over 12 years. I am learning lightroom. I just installed the trial version 4.4 for my windows vista desktop. My color has always been fine. I am familiar with color management and presets. I have scanned all the presets and they are all default setting.
Before I input the images into LR (Still viewing images to select within lightroom) they look fine. I hit import and an orange cast is over all my images.
I have uninstalled reinstalled the program and made no preset changes, tryed just importing a couple images again, same issue. My friends who also use lightroom on a regular basis are baffled, Any suggestions???
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The images in the Import panel are the camera-embedded preview JPG in each file.

A color-cast over the images in LR and perhaps some of the otherwise neutral-gray screen elements, is usually a bad (incompatible) monitor profile that came from your monitor manufacturer, and so setting your monitor profile to sRGB-whatever (the non-WCS version) in Windows Control-Panel Color Management can help diagnose this. Reply back if you're not sure how to do this.

Otherwise, check to make sure your white-balance is set to As Shot and that your Profile is Adobe Standard or Camera Standard or Embedded in the Camera Calibration area down at the bottom of the righthand panel in Develop.
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Do you mean in the develop settings "As Shot" white balance? ( I am very new to lightroom) I can't find in the photo meta data my photo color space information either, is that even an option in Lightroom? It might be a color space setting like Adobe RGB vs SRGB. My monitor is the manufactur profile. It works for all my professional output printing and photoshop. I am hesitant to change that because that is my business. I just have one job that has to be done in Lightroom, so I don't wanna change all my settings for one program and mess it up for the rest which already works.
Bottom right just says embedded and check mark. I cant find any of those other settings (adobe standard, camera standard)

Here is a screen shot in bridge vs lightroom if that helps.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wjfnq3g62n...
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After seeing your LR screenshot it does appear to be a bad monitor profile causing the color cast.

The telltale sign is besides the photos looking off, there is pink instead of gray in the common-color area of the histogram. It should be as gray as the other gray areas.

To confirm this please set your monitor profile to sRGB-whatever. You include a screenshot of the default system settings, but where you want to be is over on the first Devices tab.

Here are some instructions about changing the default monitor profile to something else from what it already is set to, in step 4 do what it says, there, except instead of setting your monitor profile to ACER_SEPT10 set it to sRGB-whatever, and set that as the default -- start with the Here we go... section:
http://www.slagermanphoto.com/blog/20...

Then restart LR or perhaps restart your computer the restart LR and see if things look better. If so, then you should calibrate your monitor. The best thing would be to use a hardware calibration device like ColorMunki or i1DisplayPro or Spyder, the newest versions will do the best job. If you aren't ready to do that, at least go through the Windows color calibration process that you do with the Calibrate Display button on the Color Management - System Defaults area you show in your screenshot on dropbox.

Finally, if you want to show a screenshot just use the Add Image button on the bottom right of each text area in this feedback forum, unless, of course, you're getting an error when you try to do that.
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Ok, Cool thanks so much for your help I will try all that. I know how to color profile a computer monitor, I just don't have the funds for the hardware right now. I used ione xrite in the past. I just hope this does not mess up my existing color that is working so far for everything else.
Thanks again for your help :)
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I like to share my little experience. I realized that my Macbook turns on Nightshift automatically, creating an orange-cast. Turned off Nightshift off and problem solved :)