As we already know Windows 8 has an auto-quit applications feature. This feature is helpful for all active console & GUI-based applications at system shutdown and restart and forcibly closes them. Therefore any user belonging to the Administrators group can enable or disable auto-termination of programs at system shutdown with the help of Local Group Policy Editor. So in this article we will learn how to enable Auto-Termination of Applications in Windows 8.
NOTE - Before starting the process we have to be logged in as an Administrator or have the required administrative rights to open and change local policies.
How to enable Auto-Termination of applications in Windows 8
First of all we have to go to the Start window screen in Windows 8.
Then move the cursor on the bottom-right of the window screen and click the search box which is helpful to search in Windows 8.
Then in the search box type "gpedit.msc" and click on Apps from the right sidebar then click gpedit.msc in the main window.
When we click on gpedit.msc in the main window the Local Group Policy Editor will open as follows:
Once the Local Group Policy is opened then use the following:
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System
Then under System click on Shutdown Options.
Then under Shutdown Options just double-click Turn off automatic termination of applications that block or cancel shutdown policy setting or a single click on policy setting.
When you click on policy setting a dialog box named with Turn off automatic termination of applications that block or cancel shutdown policy setting will be shown.
Now select the Not configured or Disable option from the top and then click Apply followed by OK.
Now close the Local Group Policy Editor and bring up the Windows Run console using the Win+R hotkey combination.
Then Just type gpupdate /force and hit Enter to forcibly update the local group policy.