Accounts Turn On or Off Automatically Restart Apps when Sign back in Windows 11


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You can have Windows automatically save your open restartable apps when you sign out, restart the computer, or shut down the computer and restart them when you sign back in.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off automatically restart apps when you sign back in for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Automatically Restart Apps when Sign back in in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Automatically Restart Apps when Sign back in using REG file




Option One

Turn On or Off Automatically Restart Apps when Sign back in in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Accounts on the left side, and click/tap on Sign-in options on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Open Sign-in options settings

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3 Under Additional settings, turn On or Off (default) Automatically save my restartable apps and restart them when I sign back in for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Automatically Restart Apps when Sign back in using REG file


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you want.


2 Turn On "Automatically save my restartable apps and restart them when I sign back in"

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_ON_automatically_restart_apps_when_sign_back_in_for_current_user.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"RestartApps"=dword:00000001

3 Turn Off "Automatically save my restartable apps and restart them when I sign back in"

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_OFF_automatically_restart_apps_when_sign_back_in_for_current_user.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"RestartApps"=dword:00000000

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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