how do i make it so my computer never ever reboots overnight?

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  1. Posts : 21,462
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       11 Jul 2018 #11

    Some browsers will reopen automatically with the pages that were closed on the reboot.
    If you need to open them manually that can also be accomplished.
    Open downloaded files in file explorer, notepad, etc. are likely lost with the unexpected reboot.
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       11 Jul 2018 #12

    Agree but my Chrome is set to open with a set of pages, not resume where I left off. I added new tabs and then did a restart.

    Chrome opened exactly where I was before the restart. (Search results, new tabs, this thread)

    Firefox does not display the same behaviour although I didn't spend a lot of time in the options. OP said IE did what chrome does, open where you left off.

    If someone knows if this is possible in Firefox if you could post settings I would like to try again.
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       11 Jul 2018 #13

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    Chrome opened exactly where I was before the restart. (Search results, new tabs, this thread)

    Firefox does not display the same behaviour although I didn't spend a lot of time in the options. OP said IE did what chrome does, open where you left off.

    If someone knows if this is possible in Firefox if you could post settings I would like to try again.
    I'm afraid not. It's not a setting in the app itself, it's the way the code of the app has been written to interact with Windows. I investigated this in depth when MS changed Windows' restart behaviour starting with 1709 and unexpected apps started popping up all over the place on a reboot.

    Bree said:
    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 | Microsoft Docs

    Only some apps can be restarted, they have to be capable of saving their data and registering their ability to do so. Wordpad can, Notepad can't, for example.

    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.
    Using Application Recovery and Restart | Microsoft Docs
    on a restart Fall Creators Update reopens apps from before Solved - Page 9 - Windows 10 Forums

    Of the browsers, IE and Chrome register for ARR, Firefox and Edge don't. MS Office registers for ARR.
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  4. Posts : 21,462
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       11 Jul 2018 #14

    Ken,
    If you want to open browser web pages after an unexpected reboot this method works for firefox, edge, chrome, etc.
    highlight the url then click control + alt + t simultaneously and click for as many windows as you had had open. Most of the time it will open the tabs with the windows for each browser. If this fails then go to settings and history and open the closed windows if they are available. This has worked for up to 20 windows with 100's of tabs.
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  5.    11 Jul 2018 #15

    Maybe ... disable networking overnight.
    No network means no updates.
    No updates means no reboot.
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  6. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       11 Jul 2018 #16

    When doing the updates I don't bother with closing Firefox. I just open it as usual then click History then Restore previous session. Hasn't seem to make any difference how many tabs or windows were open, has always re-opened all of them.
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  7.    11 Jul 2018 #17

    margrave55 said: View Post
    Maybe ... disable networking overnight.
    No network means no updates.
    No updates means no reboot.
    Back to the OP "how do i make it so my computer never ever reboots overnight"?

    I have to agree with @Margrave. That is, keep it simple, save close all programs and sign out for the night. If that's too much of a hassle turn off the Wifi or disconnect the DSL cable. No updates, no reboot.
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