Tab-completion in Windows 2000

I might be the last one in the world to discover this W2K tweak, but just in case others are interested; here’s how to get “tab completion” (famous from the unix world and also (I hear) now default in Windows XP command prompts) in Windows 2000:

1. Hit the “Start” button
2. Select “Run”
3. enter “regedit”, hit OK
4. Expand “My computer” (by clicking the little [+] beside it)
5. Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
6. Expand SOFTWARE
7. Expand Microsoft
8. Expand Command Processor
9. Double-click “CompletionChar”
10. Replace the value that’s there with 9 (which is the ASCII equivalent of the TAB key)
11. Click OK

To enjoy, Hit the “Start”-button, then “Run” then type “cmd” and try typing cd Doc then hitting TAB… “Documents and Settings” should autocomplete…