Can I disable 8.3 name creation on a NTFS?

A. From the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem, change the value NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation from 0 to 1.

You may experience problems installing Office 97 if you disable 8.3 name creation and may have to re-enable it during the installation of the software.

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