How to stop Windows 10 Creator Fall from reopening programs after reboot.

How to stop Windows 10 Creator Fall from reopening programs after reboot. Be aware this is a work around for this issue NOT a permanent fix

Always make a backup before u start

Step 1: Press Windows+R Key and Type regedit. Than press Enter.

Step 2: Windows can ask you if you what to allow this program to make changes into your system, Make sure to click Yes

Step 3: Find the RunOnce folder under the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

Right click on this folder. And click Permissions..

Step 4: In this window click on the Advanced button

Stap 5: To change the permissions on the folder Left click on Disable Inheritance.

Now it is asking you what u whant to do, click on the “convert, inherited permissions into explicit permissions on this object”

Step 6:  Now you can change the permissions on the RunOnce folder.

One by one click on the Principal and than Edit.

Make sure u remove the Full Control on each user and make them Read only.

Step 7: When you’re done with changing the permissions on the principle it should look like this

As u can see all the users only have Read access.

Now press on OK 1 last time. Close Regedit. And restart Windows 10 ore shut it down.

Now Windows is NOT opening the files and programs you didn’t close before shutting down

32 thoughts on “How to stop Windows 10 Creator Fall from reopening programs after reboot.

  • This worked for me. Thanks!

    My problem has been more than simply Windows 10 launching programs after restart, because it often includes programs or files I haven’t used in 2-3 days and weren’t running when I shut down (Word or Excel launch with files I haven’t edited in 2-3 days, but I’ve worked on other files since then).

    I’m confused why the title says it’s a work-around. Does this means it only works once?

  • it keeps working at least until a next update of the system, but the run once folder is also for installations. so i can be that u want to install a program that needs a reboot. in some cases it can happen that the installer is not continuing the installation.

  • This didnt stop programs from re-launching. How do I turn this back? I get permission denied when i try to fix this.

  • Thanks, also fixed outlook error. And why would anyone assume I’m going to use the same program every time I turn on my laptop?

  • Exactly if i wanted to i would keep my pc on, glad ur problems are fixes like us on facebook for futures fixes??

  • So this fix works by disallowing administrator accounts from using RunOnce. Meaning you are basically brute forcing these Windows features into failing by not allowing it to inject entries into this registry key. Seems that will come back to bite you in the ass when some program needs to insert an entry there for an installation process. Basically, this is a bad idea.

  • Please list how to revert back to re-allowing administrator accounts to RunOnce. I am also getting permission denied when I try to revert back. Thanks

  • Steps to revert back:
    Permissions > Advanced
    Click “Change” next to Owner SYSTEM. Change it to your admin user account. Click OK.
    Change the settings back to Full, Full, Full, Read (or how they wore before, your list might be a different order)
    Click OK.
    Re-Open Advanced
    Change Owner back to SYSTEM
    Click OK.
    Click OK.

  • So I did clean install of Windows 1809 I don’t have this “feature” anymore. I unlike others would love using this “feature”. Is there a way to get it back?

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