Well, I tested the latest one, it does started minimized, so kudos! But as before, no luck recording. I tried the custom text, it worked, but in the garage I don't have GPS signal, that can only be tested while driving. I'll get back with more info on that. But I remember having checked: after a restart, no gps data/fix, gps acquires fix, xport reports it fine, but the cam didn't display it.
I also double booted into my XPSP3 and tested the latest version, still no luck. Back to windows 7, I'm about to test CF3, so I went back in time to an image right after I installed Win7, then I'll try the latest minicam again. But the pattern has been: if a version works, it works on win7/xp, whatever. When it doesn't start well, nothing can fix it.