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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/EN-US/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
When you type a file name in the Open, Save, or Save As dialog box, Word may automatically try to complete the file name for you. To prevent Microsoft Word from automatically completing a file name for you, follow the steps in the "More Information" section of this article.
To turn off the AutoComplete feature in both the Open dialog box (on the File menu, click Open) and in the Save or Save As dialog box (on the File menu, click either Save or Save As), edit the Windows registry and add the Use AutoComplete string value. To do this, follow these steps.
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/245025/EN-US/ )OFF2000: How to Obtain and Install the Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1/SR-1a Update