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Add auto-complete to your command prompt

Subhas Chandra Bose Parvathaneni

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Using the auto-complete feature at the command prompt is an important time saver that many don't take full advantage of. To enable it you must first logon as an administrator. Then, follow these simple steps:
  1. Click 'Start' and 'Run'.
  2. Enter 'Regedit' and press enter.
  3. Expand 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE'.
  4. Expand 'SOFTWARE' and then 'Microsoft' and finally 'Command Processor'.
  5. On the right side, double-click the 'CompletionChar'.
  6. Enter the value as '9' and close regedit.

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This was first published in October 2002

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