How To Prevent Apps From Opening After Windows 10 Restart Or Shutdown

In this guide, we are going to explain a method that will assist you to get rid of the annoying automatic app restart after every time you log-in on a Windows 10 device. Latest update of Windows 10 has brought a new feature that makes can now restart applications from last session after shutdown or restart. But if you don’t like this feature, there is a way to disable this on your computer.

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Windows 10’s new sign-in functionality makes it log in to your account automatically after setting up your device after a feature or incremental update. And with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, this feature now includes regular shutdown and reboots.

This makes Windows 10 automatically restart or restore apps from the last session. It works with only those apps that have been designed to restart automatically.

While this may be a convenient feature to speed up the sign-in process and quickly pick up where you left off, it’s not for everybody. In this settings app, you can make changes to this feature.

In the following tutorial, we are going to see how to prevent apps from the last session to open automatically post restart, shutdown, or when you sign into your account.

How to Stop Apps from re-launching at startup automatically on Windows 10 PC

1 – Open Settings.

2 – Click on Accounts.

3 – Click on Sign-in option.

4 – Under ‘Privacy’, turn off the Use my sign in info to automatically finish setting up my device after an update or restart toggle switch.

5 – All done.

After the above process, applications will not re-launch automatically at sign-up after shutdown or restart on your computer. However, there is one caveat, that after installing a feature or quality update, you will need to login to complete the setup, which could take a long time depending on the number of apps installed on your device.


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