finish setting up my device after restart but not re-open apps  

  1. Posts : 37
    Windows 10 Pro

    finish setting up my device after restart but not re-open apps

    I noticed after Windows 10 restart when I'd left my apps open that they re-opened... which I don't want. (side-note: I usually close them first due to weird issues in Windows 7, but I noticed that I'm not having that issue in 10 now)

    I found the toggle for the setting in Settings > Accounts > Sign-in > Privacy in "Use my sign-in info to automatically finish setting up my device and reopen my apps after an update or restart".

    However, I want Windows to automatically finish setting up my device after update or restart, but I don't want it to open up apps that were open when I rebooted or shut down (unless it's required for the update).

    Am I misunderstanding what "finish setting up my device" means? I thought it meant: "after an update, when it prompts me to reboot, it'll finish the update all by itself". Well, I want the update to finish automatically without it being tied to re-opening apps I had open before a restart that have nothing to do with the update.
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  2. Posts : 13,170
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home

    I get that message and it usually means finishing the install of the mouse, keyboard and/or the KVM switch I use with 4 computers.
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  3. Posts : 37
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    OK but I don't want to disable that but I do want to disable Windows re-opening apps that I had open before restart.

    So did Microsoft really tangle these two features together when they don't need to be?

    I don't want to create a convenience but also an inconvenience.
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  4. Posts : 14,009
    Windows 11 Pro X64 22H2 22621.1848

    That seems to be the advertised fix: How to Turn On or Off Use sign-in info to auto finish setting up device after update or restart in Windows 10

    I have mine set to On but Apps don't startup on a restart for me.
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