EDIT: It seems that the community doesn't want questions like this. Due to that, I have posted it at Super User, instead. : https://superuser.com/questions/523722/amd-catalyst-control-center-reoccuring-issue-application-profiles-regularly-dis
As a result of this meta post*, I decided that I should ask about my other question about a graphics card's drivers here first. That is before I post it, and then only to see it closed and downvoted to oblivion.
My question will be something like this:
I'm currently having a reoccurring issue where the 'Application Profiles' (custom driver-forced graphical settings per game) of AMD Vision Control Center (part of my graphics card's drivers) sometimes disappears, causing me to lose my graphics settings in games. Some of these settings, I have been using for months. What's weird is, they occasionally reappear after disappearing for weeks (
the last lost settings didn't reappear though EDIT: They just reappeared again). I notice the disappearances and reappearances after a computer restart.
Because of this, my settings to force 8x MSAA in games like Dishonored, Torchlight II, and a few other games (whose in-game configurations don't allow a high-enough AA or don't have an AA setting) have to be manually re-set from time to time.
I would like to ask for solutions on how to back-up and restore these 'Application Profiles' (so I could just restore them, in case they disappear again), or to prevent them from disappearing in the first place. This issue happens even if I have not changed my drivers and is reoccurring in multiple driver versions until the latest.
Screenshot of the Application Profiles tab, with all custom profiles gone:
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Is a question about a graphics card's drivers like this on-topic? Will it or won't it be closed and downvoted to oblivion?
Note: I'm looking for a definitive answer here in meta. Please clearly state if you reckon the potential question above is on-topic in Arqade, or not. Also, please make sure that the policy you're suggesting can be applied fairly and consistently to similar questions.
Downvoter(s): Please comment or answer explaining your rationale before you downvote this neutral question. This is not to identify you, but to further discussion of this topic. Thank you.
Related: Are questions about a graphics card's drivers off-topic?
* After learning that my graphics card is actually not gaming hardware, and that the graphics card and its drivers have nothing whatsoever to do with gaming in that meta post. I kid.