Windows 10 – How to Restore Open Applications and Windows After a Restart

Do you hate when you are in the middle of something important and you have a bunch of active windows and applications open and you need to reboot? Even more so with Windows 10, experiencing unplanned reboots are common due to how Microsoft forces mandatory updates. Normally, you might need to start all of your sessions all over again once your PC reboots. But with a quick change in your Settings, Windows can remember and re-open your apps and windows automatically when you log back in.  This tutorial will show you how to set Windows 10 to restore open applications and windows after a restart.

How to Restore Open Applications and Windows After a Restart

First, open Windows Settings. To do so, click the Start menu and select the small gear icon, or press Windows+i on your keyboard.

In “Settings,” click “Accounts.”

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In “Accounts,” click “Sign-in options” in the sidebar.

Restore Open Applications

In Sign-in options, scroll down the page until you see the “Restart apps” option. Flip the switch just below it until it’s set to “On.”

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After that, close Settings.

The next time you reboot or log out and log back in, what Microsoft calls your “restartable apps” will be reloaded automatically. It’s up to application developers to make their apps restartable, so this may not work with all apps. However, it does include modern Windows 10 apps which include all apps provided on the Microsoft Store as well as modern browsers.

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