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When Windows updates overnight on my work machine the next time I login it loads all the apps I had open before the update. I usually have a fair amount of apps open so it takes several minutes to restore. I'd rather start from scratch. I don't have any control over the update process. Is there a way to disable this auto-restore feature separately?

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Close the apps before you let it do an update :) –  Dave May 15 '13 at 12:42
    
I've never seen Windows restoring the apps that had been open while Microsoft Update restarted the computer after having installed the updates. –  Werner Henze May 15 '13 at 13:39

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Stop and disable Windows updates service:

sc stop wuauserv
sc config wuauserv start= disabled

Restore:

sc config wuauserv start= auto
sc start wuauserv

Manual:

sc config wuauserv start= demand

if need update, run:

sc start wuauserv
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Why doesn't he just set Window Update to prompt him to install any updates that are released instead? –  Ramhound May 15 '13 at 13:14
    
@Ramhound Windows update service behavior sometimes changes by the manufacturer. And with very unpleasant effects. In this case, I will not prevent this change under any circumstances. When I want I will update the system. Thx! –  STTR May 15 '13 at 13:28
    
@Ramhound infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/… Obscure setting gives users more control over Windows auto-reboots. Always happy for those who have no problems. Well, or those who are about them, never heard of. –  STTR May 15 '13 at 14:08
    
@Ramhound I can not imagine why in article tags: Microsoft Windows, Patch Management, Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP. Probably because someone is reading too fast). –  STTR May 15 '13 at 18:22

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