auto restart after power outage on windows 10

My computer's run on windows 10. They both are hooked up to their own surge suppressor. When there is a power outage, one computer automatically restarts when the power comes back on. The other one I need to push the start button on it. I have changed the surge suppressors and it make's no difference. I contacted HP support and they basically said that the surge suppressor was the problem, but it is not. There has to be a setting in the computer to make it restart. The one that restarts is a Gateway that was upgraded to windows 10. The other one is an HP that runs on windows 10. Can anyone help me with this? I have a SETI@home program that runs 24/7 on both. If I am out of town and the power goes off, the HP will sit there till I get back and restart it manually. Thanks for any help you can give me. I am NOT a computer nerd(no offense). I need it simple.
That's a BIOS issue - not a software issue.  Windows 10 is software that is NOT running unless the computer is powered on and booted into Windows already - so it has NO control over the powering ON of your PC (other than, maybe, to help you get into a UEFI "bios" to change settings there that would control such things.)
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So is there any way someone with good computer knowledge can change the bios settings? I don't understand why one computer automatically restarts and the other one doesn't when they both run on windows.10.  Thanks for the reply. Wayne   

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Again: the OS is probably of no consequence.

What is the make & model of the computer?

 Please note: not all computers have the power options of what to do when power returns.  Usually the difference is a 'professional' level of computer model vs. a 'consumer' level of computer model.

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I had the same problem. I followed this to a solution: 

http://www.wintips.org/setup-computer-to-auto-power-on-after-power-outage/

Let me know if it works for you.

Good luck!

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