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Disable Old School Name Creation

Posted On 2008-12-14 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: 8.3 Eight Dot Three 8dot3
Tags: Software Hack/Tweak Vista Windows XP
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By disabling 8.3 name creation, as well as disabling low disk space checking, you can enjoy a slight disk performance increase. Not much, but every little bit helps!


  1. Navigate to:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem

  2. Find the DWORD called NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation.

  3. Right-click it and click Modify.

  4. Change the value to 1.

  5. Click OK.


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