The “General” category allows the user to define the primary role of the computer, as follow:
Display AIDA64 in the Control Panel
This option enables displaying AIDA64 icon in Windows Control Panel, hence it enables launching AIDA64 from Control Panel.
Load AIDA64 at Windows startup
This option enables automatic loading of AIDA64 when Windows starts.
Display AIDA64 splash screen at startup
This option enables displaying of AIDA64 splash screen at AIDA64 startup.
“Minimize” button minimizes main window to System Tray
This option changes the default behavior of the Minimize button to close AIDA64 main window to the System Tray (instead of Taskbar).
“Close” button minimizes main window to System Tray
This option changes the default behavior of the Close button to close AIDA64 main window to the System Tray (instead of exiting the application).
Computer primary role
This option controls diagnostics messages (Problems & Suggestions):
|·||“General” mode allows AIDA64 to display diagnostics messages related to a generic computer type
|·||“3D Gaming” mode allows AIDA64 to display diagnostic warnings when the computer is not powerful enough to handle processor intensive applications such as 3D accelerated games
|·||“Server” mode allows AIDA64 to display diagnostic warnings when the computer is not configured properly or not powerful enough for server applications
When this option is set to Windows XP or Windows 7, the relevant 32-bit alpha channel icons (in the style of Windows XP or Windows 7) are displayed under Windows XP and later operating systems. This feature is available only when the AIDA_ICONSXP.DLL or AIDA_ICONS7.DLL file presents.
When AIDA64 starts
This option controls the initial appearance of AIDA64 main window. Combined with the “Load AIDA64 at Windows startup” option, it is possible to load AIDA64 at Windows startup and hiding its main window in order to use it to monitor temperatures and voltages using its Sensor Icons or OSD features.