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Watchout 4.5.1 Startup Problem

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I have this problem with my Watchout display computers for a long time (Watchout 4.5.1 version). How can i make the watchpoint to start automatically once my computer finish booting up? I tried to reinstall the program, but it's giving me the same problem. Hope you guys can help me fix this problem. Thank you very much!

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Hi

Problem Solved?

 

I would try to use the "autostart" Folder and start the Watchpoint with no logo (as admin?)

 

Never tried this way, because after each reboot I am asked for IP Settings (3rd party tool) and have to click "OK" and then start Watchout manually

 

Greetings

Daniel

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Hi

Problem Solved?

 

I would try to use the "autostart" Folder and start the Watchpoint with no logo (as admin?)

 

Never tried this way, because after each reboot i am asked for IP Settings (3rd party tool) and have to click "OK" and then start Watchout manually

 

Greetings

Daniel

 

the autostart.txt feature was added in 5.5

But you can still use a script as described in Appendix E of the User Guide,

it just involves an additional step of modifying a shortcut to start watchpoint with the script.

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I think Joel is asking for the "usual" way to make a Display PC autostart into WATCHOUT Display/Watchpoint, no?

 

ie placing a shortcut to Watchpoint in Windows Startup folder.

That's all one need to do, on a properly configured system.

 

Daniel: A Display PC should always be run as Administrator...please see the Tweaklist.

            If you run a lot of other setups on the same machine, you're on your own a bit...

            I usually use separate OS:es/SSD:s when doing this, to avoid issues.

            A 2,5" multi disk cage in the front of the machine helps a lot here

 

/jonas

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Or maybe use this feature in WATCHOUT? 

(does not help in 4.5.1, I know...)

 

from the WATCHOUT 5.5 Release Notes:

 

 

Startup Delay

 

A command line option is added to the display software, allowing a delay to be introduced when the software is started.

This may occasionally help in avoiding start-up problems, by delaying the start of the display software until things have settled down.

To use this feature, append -Delay 3 to the shortcut used to start the display software ("WATCHPOINT.EXE"),

where 3 is the desired delay in seconds.

 

/jonas

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