I recently installed the Spring Update 1 ( the day it was released ) on my Windows 8.1 installation. This feature was working last Saturday today I noticed that it wasn't.
The first thing I attempted to do was toggle the feature on and off. As you can see the feature is indeed enabled.
Here is my current session:
After I close IE11 here is the startup session:
I have attempted to look for people with similar problems. The problem I encountered I wasn't able to find anyone with this problem after they installed the Spring Update. Anyone have any ideas on how to restore IE to start with my previous session?
I actually first noticed this problem today when IE11 didn't request to load my previous session ( this happen if you have a certain number of tabs ). I normally can figure a problem like this out.
At this point I am stumped and my head is sore from all the scratching I have been doing.
Some additional information was discovered during some additional troubleshooting. I noticed that after closing Internet Explorer 11 an
Internet Explorer process would remain running after the IE11 window was closed. If I manually end this process IE11 is able to restore the previous session. If I don't then IE11 is unable to load the previous session.
What is interesting is that this process does not show up within Process Explorer. Here is this "ghost" process that uses 0% of my CPU and only 29.3MB of memory. If I manually end this process IE will always load the previous session.
I was asked about which specific version I have installed currently:
I also attempted the new profile. By doing this I had a minimal user profile and ruled out any issues with my current profile. This also means if I were to reset IE11 I likely would still have the problem. At this point I truly believe this to be a bug in Windows and some how connected to the
Spring Update 1.
Here is a Piriform Speccy profile of my system: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/8m7q8iHMtSGrjEMlG2JPrOI
Please don't link to this Microsoft Answer I just created it. If anything comes from it I will either update the question or if I am able to resolve the problem I will republish the answer here myself.