How to Disable Bing Search in the Windows 10 Start Menu - Windows Basics


Monday, October 21, 2019

How to Disable Bing Search in the Windows 10 Start Menu

Some people think that the Bing search features of Windows 10 are quite cool while others (including me) think that these features are completely annoying. Whenever you search for a file/folder on your Windows 10 search field, Mr.Bing pops-up with unnecessary suggestions from the Internet.
There are serious downsides to having Bing enabled in your Windows 10 search. First of all, it searches both your PC and web for your query which increases the work-load and makes things slower. Second, it makes it slow for you to sift through the search results.
There used to be a toggle on/off option for doing this in the previous versions of Windows, but Microsoft removed that in the October 2018 update. But, you don’t have to worry 
Disable Bing web search results in Windows 10 Start Menu because there’s another simple and effective way to disable Bing search in Windows 10.
Disable Bing web search results in Windows 10 Start Menu
In the current version, the only way to Disable Bing Search in Windows 10 start menu is to edit the relevant Registry Files.
1. Right-click on the Start button and click on Run.
2. In the Run Command window, type regedit and click on OK.
3. On the Registry Editor screen, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search
4. Right-click on the Search Folder and select New > DWORD (32-bit) option in the contextual menu.
5. Name the newly created DWORD as BingSearchEnabled and double-click on it.
6. On Edit DWORD pop-up, make sure the Value data field is 0 and click on OK.
7. Next, double click on CortanaConsent entry.
8. On the Edit DWORD pop-up, type 0 in the Value Data field and click on OK.
Note: If you do not see CortanaConsent, create this field by following the same steps as used to create BingSearchEnabled.
After this change to Registry, Windows 10 will no longer bring up search results from the internet and all your searches in the Start Menu search bar will be limited to your computer.
In case required, you can always bring back the web search results by opening Registry Editor and changing BingSearchEnabled and CortanaConsent Data Values to 1.

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