The fresh and new feature of Windows 10 is to reopen the applications after the system restart. Windows started with a blank slate in previous versions. Now, when you shut down, Windows is trying to open applications that you were operating before shutdown. If you don’t like that, the alternative form Microsoft is to just close all programs before you shut it down. But this is not a feasible method. In this article, we will guide you the whole procedure to stop Windows 10 from reopening the last open apps on startup.

How to prevent Windows 10 from re-opening recently opened apps at startup

There are several ways to stop Windows 10 from reopening the last open apps on startup which includes:

  • Keep pressing the shift key as you are shut down
  • Use the standard shut down dialogue

You can follow the steps of any one method.

Keep pressing the shift key as you are shut down

Follow the following procedure step by step to use this type of method:

Click the Window button and then click the Power button. Then press the Shift key and click Shut down option as the following image is showing:

Windows Shutdown

All applications will close by force and Windows will immediately shut down. Next time when you will start the Windows it will stop to reopen the last open apps.

Use the standard shut down dialogue

This is the second method to stop Windows 10 from reopening the last open apps on Startup. Follow these steps:

Press the two keys at one time Windows + D. You will be on the desktop after pressing these keys. Now press the keys ALT + F4, Shut Down Windows dialogue box will appear as follows:

Windows 10 Shutdown Dialog

Select the Shut down option from the drop-down and click the OK button. Windows will shut down your computer and close all apps.

Conclusion

By following one of these two methods, you will be able to stop Windows 10 from reopening the last open apps on Startup.

How to prevent Windows 10 from re-opening recently opened apps at startup
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