How to disable reopening of apps on startup...? Questionable content is reloading, security & privacy issues. RRS feed

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  • We've had a number of clients demand we disable the reloading of applications upon Windows 10 startup, apparently a 'feature' introduced in the fall creator's update.

    What's obvious is that upon starting up a system, another person using the same account or standing behind a person starting up their computer will see what web sites they were browsing or what information they were viewing prior to shutting down as web browsers, like Chrome for instance, will be restored with the previous tabs even if you have configured Chrome to start fresh. Microsoft has essentially disabled privacy and security with this 'feature'.

    I've seen it posted on various forums to create a desktop link for shutting down but I can't imagine Microsoft would introduce a poorly thought-out idea like this, without a registry key or group policy mechanism for disabling it; Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Sunday, January 14, 2018 5:09 PM

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  • Try to Delete Startup Items in Registry Editor,

    Navigate to:



    In the right pane of the Run, RunOnce key right click or press and hold on a listed startup item that you would like to delete, and click/tap on Delete

    For more information please refer to this link below:

    How to Add, Delete, Enable, or Disable Startup Items in Windows 10

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.


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    Monday, January 15, 2018 8:00 AM
  • I feel that you two may be confused about what I'm referring to, which neither of your posts would resolve.

    Have either of you even used 1709?

    If I shut down my computer and Chrome is open, my computer will start back up with Chrome and all my tabs and even who I'm looking at in Facebook. If I was browsing porn one night and my kids came in the next day to use my computer, it would start back up with porn on the screen despite Chrome's configuration not to do this.

    If I close the computer with calculator on the screen, it will come back up with calculator on the screen.

    Mac OS has the option to enable / disable that, how do you disable this with Windows 10 1709?

    You guys might not realize that Microsoft considers this a 'feature' - I need to disable this on everyone's computer.

    Monday, January 15, 2018 8:14 PM