Bing search is generally enabled on Windows, and whenever you search for anything using Start menu, you get to see results both from your computer and Bing. This is anyways a better thing, but you can make the search process much easier by removing Bing search from Windows 10. The reasons may vary from user to user; it could be privacy, bugs or just a personal dislike.
Note: Whenever a search is performed using Windows search bar, it shows the local search results at the first instance, such as within system settings, files, or programs. When nothing is found through the local results, Bing search hits the line and Windows searches for the keyword you have inserted and lists the most relevant results in the Start Menu.
Windows 10 sends everything you search in the Start Menu to its servers, to provide you with the best compatible Bing search results. You can anytime disable Bing integration on Windows 10 Start Menu.
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How To Remove Bing From Windows 10?
Part I: Remove Bing From Windows 10 Using Registry Editor
Firstly, we will discuss the way to remove Bing in the start menu which available after Windows 10 May 2020 update. There is a registry setting to control this option to disable Bing. The Windows registry will help you disable web searches in the Start Menu.
Here’s how to start using the Registry Editor to remove Bing from Windows 10.
- On the Search Bar, look bar Registry Editor by typing ‘regedit’.
- Double-click on the Registry Editor and click Yes to the UAC prompt.
- Now, navigate the following path:
- Now, create a new DWORD value. For this, right-click on the right-side panel, New, and select DWORD (32-bit) value.
- Then, name the value ‘DisableSearchBoxSuggestions’ and set its value data to ‘1’ and click OK.
- After this, you must restart your computer or Windows Explorer to apply changes.
Registry Editor is a powerful tool and a little mistake or making a wrong change can lead to your system instability, and even inoperable before you pick up the Registry Editor and put it to use, learn how to use Windows 10 Registry to optimize your PC.
Part II: Remove Bing From Windows 10 Using Start Menu
For the Windows 10 system with operating systems before the May 2020 update, here’s how to remove Bing search from Windows 10. Just like Windows 10 May 2020 update, for the older versions as well you need to use Registry Editor. Follow the steps below to learn how to use Registry Editor to remove or disable Bing from Windows 10.
- From the search bar near the Start Menu, type ‘regedit’ and press Enter.
- Click Yes on the dialog box that appears.
- In the Registry Editor, follow the following path:
- Then, on the right-click Search icon and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
- Name the new value BingSearchEnabled and double-click on it to open Properties.
- Enter ‘Value data’ as 0. Click OK to continue.
- After BingSearchEnabled, you’ll see CortanaConsent. Double-click on it, open Properties and enter Value Data as 0. (If you don’t see CortanaConsent, create it just like BingSearchEnabled.
- Close the Registry Editor now. After applying these changes, you will see only the local results on your Windows PC. Restart your PC to make necessary changes.
This is it, folks! This is how you can disable Bing search from Windows 10. Do you have Bing search enabled or disabled in your Start Menu? Tell us why you want to disable Bing integration, and why you don’t want to. Also, tell us in the comments section below if we were worth your help or you want us to come up with some other Windows 10 hacks and fixes.
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