As of today (the day after I prompted to install the Windows Fall Creators Update, which I did, and I believe to be the culprit,) when I shutdown or restart my computer, windows remembers the apps I have open and reopens them all in the state they were in.
While I can see why this would be a valued feature, I personally don't wish to use it, and I can find no documentation of it being added, nor can I find a way to disable it.
What's more is that after a couple of hours of troubleshooting via remote control with a windows troubleshooter, no fix was found.
To be clear, we disabled all non-windows services, checked the start-up menu, and double checked things like google chrome's settings (as this was the example I used; Windows reopening chrome with its tabs. For instance I had 4 empty chrome tabs open, hit shutdown, and next time I boot up my computer it opens up Chrome with 4 empty tabs.)
Is there a way to disable this feature?
EDIT: I have rolled back, reinstalled, and then rolled back the Fall Creators update and confirm that it is, in fact, definitely causing the issue. Still looking for a fix as not updating windows only works out for around a month.
Moved from: Windows / Windows 10 / Power on or off a device