NO WAY! Vista Reboots WITHOUT Closing Apps???


  1.    07 Mar 2008 #1
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    NO WAY! Vista Reboots WITHOUT Closing Apps???


    I don't know how it's possible, but it happened.. Must be some new feature they never advertised, but should!!

    The other day, Vista (Ultimate 64) was nagging me to reboot after installing some updates.. I kept putting it off but finally it wouldn't let me put it off for as long.

    In any event, I walked away to get some lunch and when I got back, my PC had been rebooted. I logged back in and things looked like it was starting up normally..

    But then I see down my taskbar, that I have three programs still open!! I'm like WTF? How is this possible?!?! They were: Outlook, an Unsent/Saved Draft of an email, and another Email which was just open.

    My web browser windows, and multiple tabs, were all gone though..

    OR WERE THEY!?

    I opened IE7 to begin getting my desktop back in order and get my email tabs all opened up, when suddenly I saw that IE7 had all my tabs in it as soon as it loaded!! I could not believe this!!

    What's REALLY weird, and I think is confirmation that something had happened, was that I now had 4 tabs in one IE7 instance, whereas before I had two instances of IE7 (cascaded horizontally on my 22" widescreen displays) each with 2 tabs - one set was for email and one was for forums I frequent. But now, IE7 loaded up and I had all 4 of these COMBINED into a single IE7 instance (which btw, I'm trying to figure out how to move tabs from one IE7 instance to another, but there doesn't seem to be a way!)..

    In any event, I can not believe it still, thus I'm posting this here to see if anyone else has encountered this..

    If you don't believe me (even I will try this again), go and install some updates (not like SP1 but some basic updates), then wait to let it reboot and see what happens!!

    Regards,
    Kevin
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  2.    07 Mar 2008 #2
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    Re: NO WAY! Vista Reboots WITHOUT Closing Apps???


    Windows Vista 64 ultimate has done this to me as well. It's kinda of a feature than a problem. It opened up the last programs that were running before the shutdown. But I never had windows update reboot without me telling it to. That's a new one.
    Raj
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  3.    07 Mar 2008 #3
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    Re: NO WAY! Vista Reboots WITHOUT Closing Apps???


    I agree, this is a great feature..

    One small step towards OS virtualization, whereby the apps are separate from the OS. Remember back in the day Win95/98 you had to reboot just to change your IP?!?!? *shakes head*

    Windows (Vista) has come a long way.. I'm quite pleased and WISH I KNEW HOW TO DO THIS ON DEMAND!!
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  4.    07 Mar 2008 #4
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    Re: NO WAY! Vista Reboots WITHOUT Closing Apps???


    Hi IPvFletch,

    Option Two in this tutorial will show you how to have IE7 open back to the last opened tabs again when IE7 is closed and reopened later.

    Internet Explorer - Tabbed Browsing

    Shawn
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  5.    07 Mar 2008 #5
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    Re: NO WAY! Vista Reboots WITHOUT Closing Apps???


    Thanks Brink, did not know about that!!!!
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  6.    07 Mar 2008 #6
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    Re: NO WAY! Vista Reboots WITHOUT Closing Apps???


    FYI, I found some info on this for those interested..

    This "feature" is caled Restart Manager - It only works for supported applications, in my case IE7 and Outlook which MSFT designed to support this..

    Windows Vista - Restart Manager

    Carolyn Napier and Tyler Robinson (MSI team) - Installing apps in Windows Vista
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  7.    07 Mar 2008 #7
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    Re: NO WAY! Vista Reboots WITHOUT Closing Apps???


    Your welcome IPvFletch. Thank you for the information you provided.

    Shawn
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  8.    08 Mar 2008 #8
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    Re: NO WAY! Vista Reboots WITHOUT Closing Apps???


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Your welcome IPvFletch. Thank you for the information you provided.

    Shawn
    Live and learn. I think I'll have to live a long time to catch up. Thanks guys: on how to get IE to open prior tabs and on the restart manager thing. I have not used IE much, until 7, and I still find some occassional good news. I only have one thing missing that I enjoyed in FF--as you go spell checking. And, wow, the restart manager!!! Never heard of it.
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  9.    08 Mar 2008 #9
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    Re: NO WAY! Vista Reboots WITHOUT Closing Apps???


    Hey, it's happened to me too before from a windows update. I think it also happened when a program required a restart, not sure though. But when I restarted, folders I had open reopened.

    Too bad it doesn't restore everything though.
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