Windows 10: Windows 10 last user remains logged in after reboot Solved

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  1.    20 Oct 2017 #1

    Windows 10 last user remains logged in after reboot


    Hi all,

    After installing the Fall Creators Update I noticed that the last user remains logged in after a computer reboot. I noticed this as the task manager shows this user as disconnected user if I log in with a different account after the restart.
    I also get a message at the next shutdown that another user is logged into the computer and might loose work.

    Can someone indicate how to solve this

    Thanks
    Ron
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  2.    21 Oct 2017 #2

    +1

    Fix?
    Just sign out before shutdown...
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  3. Posts : 57
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit (1803)
       21 Oct 2017 #3

    I noticed this too. Is there a setting somewhere to make it work the way it used to? That is, to log the user out on shutdown/restart.
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  4.    22 Oct 2017 #4

    Did not find a setting so far. Upgraded a second system at home which had the same behaviour. Seems like a bug in Fall Creator's update.
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  5.    06 Nov 2017 #5

    First, I agree this is a bug but also know it doesn't effect all computers.

    To ensure a proper log out use Alt-F4 or one of the command prompt shutdown commands.

    When you log into another account there are two ways to ensure your account is the only ?active? account.
    Task manager > tab Users. If the other account is still ?active? it will be reported as disconnected.
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    Start > Switch Users icon. the other account will be reported as being signed in.
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    I now use Alt-F4, after decades of training to use shutdown or restart. Using the Switch user icon is, perhaps, the best method as selecting the signed out user allows logging into the account, signing out, and relogging to the "correct" account.
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  6. Posts : 8,150
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       06 Nov 2017 #6

    ExpertNovice said: View Post
    First, I agree this is a bug but also know it doesn't effect all computers.

    To ensure a proper log out use Alt-F4 or one of the command prompt shutdown commands...
    For the other new 'feature' in 1709 that does affect all PCs, (apps that reopen after a restart) I have already put a workaround in place. You may find it more convenient than Alt+F4.

    Create a folder named Power, put two shortcuts in that folder, one for a restart shutdown.exe /r /t 0 and one to shut down shutdown.exe /p then you can add the folder as a toolbar on the taskbar for easy access.

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  7. Posts : 31,367
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
       06 Nov 2017 #7

    Hello Ron, :)

    You can turn off the Use my sign-in info to automatically finish setting up my device after an update or restart setting to stop this when the computer automatically restarts for an update.

    Use sign-in info to auto finish after Update or Restart in Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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  9.    14 Nov 2017 #9

    Brink, this weekend I stumbled against a link describing exactly what you say. This indeed solves the problem. I've now turned off this setting for all users on the computer and no more users remain logged in after a reboot.
    Thanks for your help!!
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  10. Posts : 31,367
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
       14 Nov 2017 #10

    You're most welcome Ron. I'm glad it could help. :)
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