I’ve tried both, with and without auto-volume. No change, it ALWAYS starts with 75% volume on Bongiovi DPS. My soundcard now does remember the adjustment I’ve made.
The reason this is annoying is, if I set my soundcard to a lower level and keep Bongiovi at 75% as it starts by default, I can only increase volume for 25%. And because I have to set it very low on speakers not to kill everyone in the evenings, it just doesn’t work via Windows volume and I’d have to adjust speakers knob which I frankly haven’t turned for several years because keyboard volume controls work so well and speakers are at 50% at all times.