Windows 10: Programs automatically starting when I boot Solved

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  1.    25 Oct 2017 #1

    Programs automatically starting when I boot


    Hi chaps,

    I'm having a strange problem of Internet Explorer launching automatically when I boot. Not only that but I've found my Gog Galaxy program, (a game download client) automatically start up too. In the case of Galaxy I have Launch at boot unticked. I used sysinternals Autoruns and disabled the programs auto run and when I rebooted had a UAC prompt telling me the program wanted to run. I can't help feeling that the Internet Explorer and Galaxy thing are connected to something causing them to launch. I have uninstalled Galaxy to check if that was the culprit in getting Internet Explorer to launch, but IE would still launch at boot. This is becoming annoying.

    Any suggestions?

    Edit: I've also noticed that my shutdown seems different. It used to have the blue screen with the circle and the screen would go black just as the power shut down but now the screen goes black a few seconds before my PC shutsdown. I don't know if this helps anyone diagnose what may be the problem.
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  2. Posts : 70
    Win10 Pro x64 / WinServer 2016 Essentials
       25 Oct 2017 #2

    Disable Fast Start and Hibernation, that will solve this.
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  3.    25 Oct 2017 #3

    Win7ine said: View Post
    Disable Fast Start and Hibernation, that will solve this.
    Hi Win7ine, Sorry, I was just editing my post while you were answering. I will do what you suggested and see what happens.
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  4. Posts : 70
    Win10 Pro x64 / WinServer 2016 Essentials
       25 Oct 2017 #4

    templar said: View Post
    Hi Win7ine, Sorry, I was just editing my post while you were answering. I will do what you suggested and see what happens.
    Should read like so:

    Windows PowerShell
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    PS C:\Windows\system32> powercfg /a

    The following sleep states are available on this system:
    Standby (S3)

    The following sleep states are not available on this system:
    Standby (S1)
    The system firmware does not support this standby state.

    Standby (S2)
    The system firmware does not support this standby state.

    Hibernate
    Hibernation has not been enabled.

    Standby (S0 Low Power Idle)
    The system firmware does not support this standby state.

    Hybrid Sleep
    Hibernation is not available.

    Fast Startup
    Hibernation is not available.

    PS C:\Windows\system32>
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  5.    25 Oct 2017 #5

    Have you upgraded to 1709 and is this what you are seeing as regards programs launching?
    on a restart Fall Creators Update reopens apps from before Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    What is your Windows build?
    Windows key + R, winver

    (I think I also read that if you had fast startup disabled previously, it is enabled with the upgrade, but that's just an uncertain memory)
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  6.    25 Oct 2017 #6

    dalchina said: View Post
    Have you upgraded to 1709 and is this what you are seeing as regards programs launching?
    on a restart Fall Creators Update reopens apps from before Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    What is your Windows build?
    Windows key + R, winver

    (I think I also read that if you had fast startup disabled previously, it is enabled with the upgrade, but that's just an uncertain memory)
    Greetings Dalchina,

    I'm going to have to read the link you've just provided. I have indeed upgraded to 1709 (16299.19). I have disabled fast start and windows shuts down like it used to, which is good. However, I still have the auto start problems.

    It's strange, Galaxy will only restart if it is in the system tray at shutdown. If I right click the icon and exit it before shutdown it doesn't seem to start up at next boot, Internet Explorer unfortunately does launch though.

    I will read the link you've kindly provided Dalchina.
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  7.    25 Oct 2017 #7

    Sounds like that new feature- unannounced- meant to confuse us all/increase stress/provide a discussion topic/keep the IT dept in a job...
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  8. Posts : 3,303
    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       25 Oct 2017 #8

    dalchina said: View Post
    Sounds like that new feature- unannounced- meant to confuse us all/increase stress/provide a discussion topic/keep the IT dept in a job...
    I guess, it will be discontinued in the next upgrade or at least they will add the ability to disable it, since it is already causing the uproar. I have spent hours trying to disable soemthing, just to find out about this nonsense.
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  9.    25 Oct 2017 #9

    dalchina said: View Post
    Sounds like that new feature- unannounced- meant to confuse us all/increase stress/provide a discussion topic/keep the IT dept in a job...
    The thread you provided does sound like it explains it. The process in Internet Explorer stays open a little bit after closing the window, so maybe when I shutdown straight after closing IE then it still registers as open and then bloody opens IE on my next boot.

    So I what I've gleaned from that thread is not to shut down using Start Menu but Alt-F4?
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  10. Posts : 3,303
    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       25 Oct 2017 #10

    templar said: View Post
    So I what I've gleaned from that thread is not to shut down using Start Menu but Alt-F4?
    MS tech said, that there is currently no way to disable it, currently, they are surely expecting complaints.
    As a workaround, you could create script (bat) to close all known programs and then shutdown, like:

    Code:
    taskkill /f /im iexplorer.exe
    taskkill /f /im gog.exe
    shutdown /s /t 00
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