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RivaTuner starts through a registry entry at startup in order to load overclock settings. I want it to start from the startup folder instead. How would I do this?

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please do not doublepost, stick to your original post! – Molly7244 Nov 23 '09 at 1:09
I'm glad I posted again because this other guy actually had the answer. – Phenom Nov 23 '09 at 3:25
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Use msconfig to remove it from the registry entry. Create a shortcut to the same location that was in the registry (and msconfig under Startup, then "Command" column) and place it in the startup folder.

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MSCONFIG is not a startup manager but a troubleshooting utility and therefore best left alone. if you want a startup manager, get Autoruns: – Molly7244 Nov 23 '09 at 1:05
It might not be a startup manager but it allows you to find the registry entries that he was looking for quickly and efficiently. I have been using it for as long as I can remember to modify startup settings without any issues. What is the point of installing yet ANOTHER program to do this when it's not necessary? – Marcin Nov 23 '09 at 1:49
Autoruns has to be 'installed'? that's news to me. anyway, when you disable items via msconfig, you will receive a warning. in order to make the changes stick you will have to ignore the warning and boot the system permanently in 'selective startup' mode. a method rather unreliable and being on record for being 'forgettable' or not 'retaining' previous settings. recommendations to use msconfig as a startup manager are unsound advice. – Molly7244 Nov 23 '09 at 3:38
Yes, autoruns has to be installed. I do not have it on my system and I'm running Windows 7. You know what IS on my system? MSCONFIG. I don't know what you are talking about the selective startup mode. After you change the settings you can choose to boot normally. The settings have always stuck for me and the fact you can uncheck an entry, it will stay there and you can enable it in the future if you want to go back to how it was. Your tone in the comments of YOUR answer to this question is also borderline rude. You were wrong the whole time too. He needs it to autostart. – Marcin Nov 23 '09 at 4:17
Autoruns a single portable executive file distrubuted by Microsoft that does not require to be installed. Msconfig is not a startup manager and should not be used as such. In fact, it doesn't even reflect all startup items, again it is a diagnostic and troubleshooting utility. and as for the question at hand, i'm afraid i was right all along, RivaTuner DRIVER LEVEL settings (such as clock frequencies) are exclusively applied to the windows registry. other LOW LEVEL (note the difference) tweaks, however, are handled differently as they are accessing the graphics processor's registers. – Molly7244 Nov 23 '09 at 15:58

I do not want it to use the registry key.

Then RivaTuner may not be for you as in its core RivaTuner is a registry tweaker (all the driver's settings are stored in the registry).

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That's fine, I just want to be able to make it load the overclock settings by sending command line options to the program. – Phenom Nov 23 '09 at 0:23
but that's not how RivaTuner works, it's not a program that loads some miraculous GPU tweaks when it starts, all it does is modifying the graphics driver settings at registry level. – Molly7244 Nov 23 '09 at 0:43
I know how RivaTuner works. I don't care if it messes with the registry. I just don't want it to load from the registry. You're not understanding. – Phenom Nov 23 '09 at 1:28
you don't need RivaTuner running at all. use the program to select the tweaks. these tweaks are then applied to the registry and will work whether RivaTuner is running or not. you can even remove RivaTuner completely from your hard drive, the tweaks will still work. – Molly7244 Nov 23 '09 at 2:00
That's not true. If I use RivaTuner to set my GPU to operate at a higher clock frequency, if I reboot Windows and don't allow RivaTuner to run, then the GPU will run at the factory set frequency. – Phenom Nov 23 '09 at 2:12

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