Windows 10: When restarting pc all programs/windows still remain open, how to stop

  1.    01 Mar 2018 #1

    When restarting pc all programs/windows still remain open, how to stop


    I shut down my pc using the 'Shutdown' button in the start menu, but when I restart the pc the next day all my windows and programs I had open when I shut the pc down are still open.
    How do I stop this? When I restart the pc I want a fresh clean boot, not a restoration of my last session.
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  2.    01 Mar 2018 #2

    Hi, please see extended discussion here:
    on a restart Fall Creators Update reopens apps from before Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    - Note- I've never seen this personally.
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  3.    01 Mar 2018 #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, please see extended discussion here:
    on a restart Fall Creators Update reopens apps from before Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    - Note- I've never seen this personally.
    Thanks, will read that.
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  4.    01 Mar 2018 #4

    Actually, it's a 23 page thread with a bunch of different suggestions and solutions that has a time investment not worth the mild inconvenience it may or may not remedy.
    Anybody got a quick tldr? eg untick an option in a menu somewhere?
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  5.    01 Mar 2018 #5

    Feel free to research this on the forum further for more recent threads....
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       01 Mar 2018 #6

    silverz said: View Post
    Actually, it's a 23 page thread with a bunch of different suggestions and solutions ... Anybody got a quick tldr? eg untick an option in a menu somewhere?
    Certainly @silverz, as the originator of the thread I know the key posts to point you to.


    This auto restart is by design in 1709. but It wasn't publicised, so took a lot of people by surprise.

    The first key post in that thread is post #256, where an Insider build is shown with the ability to turn off this feature. This will be in the Spring Creators Update (1803) when it's released in April.





    To turn it off you should turn off:
    Use sign-in info to auto finish after Update or Restart in Windows 10


    Microsoft must have got a lot of bad feedback on this feature, because they have taken the unusual step of changing a feature in a cumulative update. From Fall Creators Update (1709) build 16299.214 the 'use sign-in info...' toggle switch now turns of this feature.

    From post # 258

    Bree said:
    we don't have to wait for 1803. The fix was introduced in 1709 os build 16299.214, it seems that all 1803 will add to that is more clarity in the wording of that toggle switch.
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  7. Posts : 6,399
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       01 Mar 2018 #7

    dalchina said: View Post
    - Note- I've never seen this personally.
    That's easy to remedy. First, make sure you have the 'use my sign-in info...' toggle turned on. Next, open IE and open a few tabs at various random pages. Now Restart and IE will not only reopen, it will reopen those pages too.

    Not all apps restart, Edge and other modern windows app don't. Wordpad, Task Manager and MS Office do. Chrome does and Firefox doesn't.

    An app has to register for this restart service, and not all have been written to take advantage of it. The ability for an app to be restarted when Windows boots was first introduced in Vista.
    Microsoft said:
    An application can use Application Recovery and Restart (ARR) to save data and state information before the application exits due to an unhandled exception or when the application stops responding. The application is also restarted, if requested.

    ...ARR is available starting with the Windows Vista operating system.
    Application Recovery and Restart (Windows)
    Last edited by Bree; 01 Mar 2018 at 23:32.
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