Windows 7 - Disable the auto-complete under Windows Explorer

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To disable the auto-complete option of Windows Explorer (Search box):
  • Click on Start > Run > Type " regedit"
  • Expand the following key:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER> Software> Microsoft> Windows> CurrentVersion> Explorer> AutoComplete.
  • In the right pane select the "AutoSuggest" entry and set its value to "No"
  • Validate with the OK button.
  • Close the registry and restart your PC
Published by deri58. Latest update on January 23, 2012 at 11:56 AM by deri58.
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