How to Turn On or Off Auto Restart when Windows 10 Crashes while in Kiosk Mode


You can use the assigned access (Kiosk mode) feature in Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Windows 10 Education editions to restrict a local standard user account on a PC so that it only has access to a single Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app you select.

When you set up and account with the assigned access feature, the user does not have access to the desktop, Start Menu, or any other part of the PC. The account can only access and use the selected UWP app.

To exit assigned access, press the Ctrl+Alt+Del keys.

Starting with Windows 10 version 1809, Microsoft introduced a simplified assigned access configuration experience in Settings that allows device administrators to easily set up a PC as a kiosk or digital sign. A wizard experience walks you through kiosk setup including creating a kiosk account that will automatically sign in when a device starts.

For more information about assigned access, see:

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to not show an error and automatically restart when the device crashes while in kiosk mode in Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, or Windows 10 Education.

You must be signed in as an administrator to change advance kiosk settings.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Kiosk "When the device crashes, don't show an error, and automatically restart" in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Kiosk "When the device crashes, don't show an error, and automatically restart" using a REG file





OPTION ONE

Turn On or Off Kiosk "When the device crashes, don't show an error, and automatically restart" in Settings


1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Accounts icon.

2. Click/tap on Family & other users on the left side, and click/tap on Assigned access under Set up a kiosk on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Turn On or Off Auto Restart when Windows 10 Crashes in Kiosk Mode-kiosk_auto_restart-1.jpg

3. Check (on - default) or uncheck When the device crashes, don't show an error, and automatically restart for what you want. (see screenshot below)

Turn On or Off Auto Restart when Windows 10 Crashes in Kiosk Mode-kiosk_auto_restart-2.png

4. Close Settings.

5. Restart computer to apply.






OPTION TWO

Turn On or Off Kiosk "When the device crashes, don't show an error, and automatically restart" using a REG file



The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl

DisplayDisabled DWORD

0 = On
1 = Off



1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn On Kiosk "When the device crashes, don't show an error, and automatically restart"

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_on_don't_show_error_and_auto_restart_when_kiosk_crashes.reg

Download


 3. To Turn Off Kiosk "When the device crashes, don't show an error, and automatically restart"

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_off_don't_show_error_and_auto_restart_when_kiosk_crashes.reg

Download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. Restart computer to apply.

8. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn