Windows 10: How to Disable Re-Opening Programs at Startup Solved

  1.    06 Sep 2017 #1

    How to Disable Re-Opening Programs at Startup

    Hey guys.

    So I've noticed that now whatever programs I had running at shutdown will be opened upon startup as well. To be honest, I find this annoying, and think it might be causing issues as well.

    Is there any way currently to disable it, short of manually closing everything? Even on restart this happens, which is painful because I want restart to close everything and open a fresh instance.
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  2.    06 Sep 2017 #2

    I don't find this happens on restart (I just tried it to be sure). I have noticed that the automatic restart that happens when the system performs an upgrade reopens running programs though which is odd. It doesn't do it properly for me - it will reopen word but not save (or reopen) the document I was working on.

    Anyway, what you could try is to disable fast start up - that should kill it as the system will fully shutdown.

    If you don't use hibernation then run the command powercfg -h off from an administrator command prompt. This removes the hiberfil.sys file so there will not anywhere for it to store what you were doing and so it should start afresh.

    Here are some tutorials to explain more clearly.

    If you don't use hibernation try this:
    Enable or Disable Hibernate in Windows 10 Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

    or if you do use hibernation try this:
    Turn On or Off Fast Startup in Windows 10 Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials
    Last edited by lx07; 06 Sep 2017 at 03:19. Reason: Added tutorials
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  3.    06 Sep 2017 #3

    i'll try disabling fast startup then, thanks.

    edit: tried, and did a shutdown/startup. no change. i'm running the latest version on the slow track, ie build 16278.rs3+release.170825-1441

    i'll try outright removing hiberfil

    edit 2: nope, no luck. still opens the programs. :\
    Last edited by quagzlor; 06 Sep 2017 at 04:12. Reason: follow up
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  4.    06 Sep 2017 #4

    Hmmm. I'm on 16281 and they aren't restarting for me. Not sure what else to suggest.
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  5.    06 Sep 2017 #5

    very odd. guess i'll try digging around.
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  6.    06 Sep 2017 #6

    I tried on 15063 and it was the same. It could be an oddity in 16278 I suppose.

    Perhaps check with autoruns and see if there is anything there set to autostart.
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  7.    06 Sep 2017 #7

    Ended up rolling back due to even more issues. Works fine now, must have been due to the build.
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       06 Sep 2017 #8

    If you consider it annoying, just wait till Fall Upgrade comes. It is presented as a new feature, which can not be disabled. MS support says, if you do not like it, you should close all programs before shutting down.
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  9.    06 Sep 2017 #9

    ah, thanks for that okami.
    well, that's legitimately annoying. have to use the insider build because one of my uni classes needs linux, so i figured i'd use this.

    should've dual booted
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  10. Posts : 5,152
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       06 Sep 2017 #10

    The only time I've seen that happen is when the computer was set to Sleep rather than shut down.
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