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I have a script that disables all the autocomplete settings in IE6 and IE7 but with IE8 there are new settings that aren't disabled by the script. The settings are under Tools->Content->AutoComplete->Settings

The current registry keys I'm modifying are

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FormSuggest Passwords "no"
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FormSuggest PW Ask "no"
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Use FormSuggest "no"
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoComplete\AutoSuggest "no"

The settings that are not unchecked by these keys are Browsing History and Favorites. Does anyone know the registry settings that are associated with these IE settings?

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Why aren't you using GPOs to accomplish this? –  GregD Oct 15 '10 at 14:35
    
I couldn't find a GPO that would do what I wanted. Perhaps I missed something. I assumed that since there were registry keys for the other settings there would be similar keys for the new ones. –  redphoenix Oct 15 '10 at 14:52
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There are 1300ish GP settings for IE8. You should have a look at the reference docx. –  jscott Oct 15 '10 at 16:25

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HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\WindowsSearch\AutoCompleteGroups REG_DWORD "0"

This setting does the trick.

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To turn off all AutoComplete use the following:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]    
"FormSuggest Passwords"="no"    
"FormSuggest PW Ask"="no"    
"Use FormSuggest"="no"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\WindowsSearch]    
"AutoCompleteGroups"=dword:00000000    
"EnabledScopes"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoComplete]
"AutoSuggest"="no"
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