Windows 2000
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Setup Switches
Auto Filename/Folder completion - DOS box
Skip wait for Login
 Setup Switches

These options are used with the Windows 2000 setup WINNT.EXE or WINNT32.EXE programs and change the way Windows can be installed. While case is not normally important, if the option is in upper case, the option MUST be in upper case to work. Options are different for the most part than Windows NT.

/cmd Executes command after GUI mode
/copydir Installs additional directory
/copysource Copies source files to local directory
/s:path Specify the location of the Windows 2000 source files, such as a network path
/syspart Copies temporary files to specified drive
/tempdrive Location of temporary files
/udf Specify the settings file (uniqueness database) for use during an unattended installation
/unattend Unattended installation. The /s option to specify the location of the source files must be used
 Auto Filename/Folder completion - DOS box

This feature in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000, when activated will show you all the matching files and folders after typing the first couple of characters of a file or folder name, and then pressing a hot-key.

Ctrl-D Hot key for folders (directories) only
Ctrl-F Hot key to complete file and folder names

If you were to type cd my_d and then press Ctrl-D, all matching directories (like My_Documents) would appear.

To activate this feature for one session, at the prompt, type CMD /F:ON. To always activate this feature (and select your own hot-key) run regedit or regedit32 and go to key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Commander Processor

Two DWORD values need to appear:

CompletionChar 0x4 (4=Ctrl-D, 4th letter)
PathCompletionChar 0x6 (6=Ctrl-F, 6th letter)

Use other digits for related Ctrl-letter combinations.

 Skip wait for Login

For a single user Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000 system, where you have the Administrator privileges, you can have the computer skip the bothersome Ctrl-Al-Del login step during the bootup process. Of course, this will allow anyone walking up to your computer to get into it, which may be desirable or not.

Load the free Microsoft TweakUI [100 KB, no support]. Once installed, it will appear in the Control Panel (Start, Settings, Control Panel). Click on TweakUI, select the Logon tab. Place a check in the "Log on automatically at system startup" box. Then type a User Name and Password. Click on Ok/Apply.


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