Stop Windows 10 From Restarting Apps Automatically when Rebooting

Last Updated on October 30, 2017

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has this new feature where all the opened apps in your current session will restart automatically.

That is if you don’t manually close each one of them before restarting your PC. Officially, you won’t find any settings or options in the Settings app or the Control Panel to disable or actually control this feature.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update stop apps restarting

Like most sane people, you’ll probably find this feature super annoying. The same thing can be accomplished by hibernation which has been present in Windows since the days of Vista.

Anyway, you can avoid the automatic restarting of the apps in Fall Creators Update by not restarting your PC by going to the turn off PC button in the start menu. Instead, use the key combination of Alt + F4 while you are on the Desktop and then select Turn off PC from there.

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Written by Utkarsh

Utkarsh Bhatt is a certified tech expert and software engineer for a Fortune 500 Company. He was born in 1995, making him one of the oldest members of the team at EFX. Utkarsh loves solving technical issues and is always the first to jump on any problem that needs solving. When he’s not coding or debugging, he enjoys playing video games (especially Super Smash Bros.) and watching cartoons.

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  1. I hadn’t noticed this actually. So, why would people be annoyed with this feature? I find it smart and useful. I mean, if you want to just restart your computer, then I imagine that you would want everything to be as it was before you restarted instead of manually opening everything on your own.


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