Windows 10: How do I stop Win10 re-opening programs after Updates

  1.    14 Jun 2017 #1

    How do I stop Win10 re-opening programs after Updates

    I might still have 20 programs open at work when I go home.

    I come back in the morning and my pc has restarted due to Windows Updates.

    When I login, Windows then tries to automatically re-open all of those 20 programs after login.

    Can I stop that from happening? It's very frustrating. I have to sit there for a few minutes as it tries to open various different programs but never quite successfully. E.g it'll open 5 instances of Visual Studio because I had 5 open yesterday, but it'll fail to load the project for each of them, so I'm just greeted with 5 blank Visual Studios.

    Similar issues with Sql Server Management Studio. I might have a few of those open (1 for each server I connect to), but when Windows 10 tries to automatically open them, they're all presented with login boxes. So I have to click through another 5 login screens just to close each instance.

    How can I get my pc just to start 'fresh' after an update? I don't want Windows 10 trying to be smart and opening programs for me
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  2.    14 Jun 2017 #2

    Do not leave 20 programs open and leave from work. Turn off Windows auto update.
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  3.    14 Jun 2017 #3

    Josey Wales said: View Post
    Do not leave 20 programs open and leave from work. Turn off Windows auto update.
    Thanks Josey, but that doesn't answer my question. I am already aware of those options but I'd like to know how to stop Windows 10 from automatically starting programs again after an update.
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  4.    14 Jun 2017 #4

    Set the time that it will restart or update while you are at work or place your PC in hibernation or sleep.
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  5.    14 Jun 2017 #5

    Notify Windows When to schedule a restart after an update How to Stop Windows Update from Automatically Restarting
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  6.    14 Jun 2017 #6

    No, having it automatically restart whenever is fine, I don't mind that.

    I want to know if it's possible to stop the programs automatically trying to re-open after the restart.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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