Lemme fix: Win 10 Fall Creators Update has a nasty habit of re-launching programs on reboot

Computerworld reports that Windows 10 Fall Creators update automatically re-opens your applications on each reboot, I could confirm this on a fresh installed Win 10 on a test laptop.

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In this little guide I give you a workaround until Microsoft changes it’s mind and ‘fix’ their own mess, I still not understand why Microsoft made that decision but well we only can deal with what we get.

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Open regedit.

Navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

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Right click on this folder. And click “Permissions”.
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To change the permissions on the folder Left click on Disable Inheritance.
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Click on the “convert, inherited permissions into explicit permissions on this object”.
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Now you can change the permissions on the RunOnce folder.
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Make sure you remove the Full Control on each user and make them Read only.
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Untick ‘Full Control‘ and click OK.

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This is the end result, ensure you did this for all users/accounts.

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