Disable Bing Search from Windows 10 Start Menu

Disable Bing Search in Windows 10

For example, check below the image. This is how Windows 10 start menu shows result if you search for something. The search includes Windows programs along with online Bing searches. Although yes, if you do not want that Windows 10 start menu take you to the Bing search result, you may turn off or disable Bing search from Windows 10 start menu result.

I hope that you must know about the Windows 10 start menu search. Also, called Cortana search.

Just for information, if you do not know, by default everything you search on the Windows 10 start menu, it sends and shows you the result of Bing search engine.

Therefore, whenever you are typing something on Windows 10 start menu search that means you are typing directly into the Bing web search not privately in your Windows 10 PC.

turn off bing search on windows 10 start menuAbout Bing Search Engine

Bing is a well-known web search engine developed and owned by Microsoft. In the past, you must have used or heard about MSN search, live search or Windows live search in a Windows operating system.

Bing is an upgraded version of previous search engines developed by Microsoft. Bing also has a vast services the way Google (web search engine) has like- web search, videos, images, and news, map search, etc.

Note: Make sure your Windows 10 is up-to-date. We have tested below solution in Redstone 5 (Version 1809) update released on October 2018.

[Read: What’s New in Windows 10 Redstone 5 Update?]

Turn off Bing Search Results from Start Menu

Yes, we do have an option within Windows 10 that Bing search can be disabled for web searches only. You can continue using the Windows 10 search from start menu and it will show you the result from Windows 10 only.

Follow the steps given below to turn off Bing search from the Windows 10 start menu:

Step 1. Open Windows Registry Editor. Press Win + R to open the Run dialog box and type the command regedit and then, click on OK button.

open registry editorStep 2. On Registry Editor Windows, follow the below given path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search

Step 3. While selecting Search folder from the left pane. Look to the right side and locate BingSearchEnabled and CortanaConsent.

By default, their data values set to (1).

To disable Bing search for Windows 10 start menu, we need to change the data value to (0). Close the Registry Editor

0 = Off

1 = On

disable bing search windows 10

Important: In case, if you do not see “BingSearchEnabled” or “CortanaConsent” then we need to create the DWORD values.

To create value:

  • Right-click the Search folder and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  • Rename the new value to BingSearchEnabled or “CortanaConsent” depend which one you do not see and change their values to “0”.

Above task will take immediate effect on your Windows 10 settings and Bing search from Windows 10 start menu has been disabled. After that, if you still see it then, restart your PC.

Now it will help you to search for Windows 10 apps, files and settings only.

Enable Bing Search for Windows 10 Start Menu?

Whenever you want to enable Bing search of start menu in Windows 10, go back to the same registry path given above and change data values to “1

Alternatively, Download one-click Registry Keys to disable or enable Bing Search for Windows 10 Start Menu and then, follow below steps:

  1. Click download button and Save the file to desktop.
  2. Extract the downloaded folder and you will find registry keys
  3. Double click on the .reg file to merge. It depends that you want to disable or enable
  4. You will be prompted, click or tap on Run, Yes (UAC), OK to approve the merge.
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