Apps reopens after restart/shutdown in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update operating system can automatically reopen apps which were running before shutdown or restart. If the system takes too long to start, it may be caused by background services and a lot of previous open apps that start automatically on your tablet or computer. To get better boot time, you could change the situation to prevent from restoring them.

How to Disable Apps Auto Reopening in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update after restart
* Press the “Win” key on the keyboard, type cmd.exe into Start menu, right click on “Command Prompt” from result, and select Run as administra option.
* Then run the command to disable the new feature, depend on what you want to do.
If you want to reboot the OS, type the command below:

shutdown -t 0 -r

and press Enter to execute it.
If you want to shut down the device completely, use another command to power it off:

shutdown -t 0 -s

The Windows 10 is going to be restarted or turned off in a special way. When you login the system again, the previously running apps won’t be re-opened. However, you have to repeat the same way with shut dwon or restart process. To save you time, you’d better create the appropriate shortcuts on your desktop and run it from there. The above method is still annoying. Another solution is to close all the running apps before power off or restart.

The ability to re-launch the apps is useful for installing updates, so you can continue working. My friend get the Apps Auto Reopening feature not working problem on Windows 10 computer. He use Restart on the Ctrl-Alt-Del power button or click on n Start’s power button and those apps stays the close way on a restart, even turn off the fast startup.
* If the File Explorer window doesn’t restore, open the Folder Options, go to View tab, check the Restore previous folder windows at logon box, and click OK button.
* You can also use the hibernation instead of the power off.


2 thoughts on “Apps reopens after restart/shutdown in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

  1. Aren’t those the startup programs? If so, you can easily disable them by going to the task manager, startup, and disable those that you don’t need.

    • This is not regarding the startup programs. For example, If I have chrome open when I shut down, it will re-open with all tabs on startup. Chrome is not listed in my Task Manater->Startup tab.

      I wish there was a way to disable this without having to manually call shutdown without the new /sg flag. I like start->Shutdown, and would just like it to not re-open apps.

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