â ???? One of the features of the Start menu in Windows 10 is the built-in Bing search when the local search finds nothing. Whether it’s reasons for privacy, mistakes, or just personal dislike, this article will explain how to disable Bing search from the Start menu.
When you perform a search on the Windows 10 Start menu, Windows will first search for local search results, such as settings, files, or programs, and display any results you find.
If there are no local results, Windows will then perform a Bing search for the search keyword and display the results in the Start menu, as shown below.
When you sign in to a Microsoft account, these searches will be uploaded to Microsoft, which will then list them in your account. Privacy Control Panel. This is a privacy concern for fear that Microsoft will use this information to track your browsing habits.
They were, too errors in the Bing search component in the past, making the Start menu in Windows 10 completely empty. If you do not use the Bing search feature, disabling it can prevent these errors in the future.
Here are two methods you can use to disable Bing search in the Windows 10 Start menu.
How to Disable Bing Search in Windows 10 Start Menu
Unfortunately, for those who want to disable Bing search in the Start menu, Microsoft does not offer an easy method.
Instead, Windows users need to make changes register by using the following registry values.
“DisableSearchBoxSuggestions” = dword: 00000001
For those who feel comfortable changing the registry, we have instructions for setting the appropriate values with the registry editor.
For those who do not agree with the registry changes, see another method that contains a pre-prepared, easy-to-use registry file that makes the settings for you.
Method 1: Disable Bing search results through the Group Policy Editor
Windows 10 Pro comes with a Group Policy Editor that lets you disable Bing search from the Start menu.
To disable Bing Search, follow these steps:
- In the Start menu, find »gpedit.msc“And select it when the result is displayed.
- When the Group Policy Editor opens, scroll to the following path: User Configuration Administrator Templates Windows Components File Explorer
- In the File Explorer section, you’ll see a policy called “Turn off the display of recently searched entries in the File Explorer search box,” as shown below. Double-click the policy to open it.
- To disable Bing Search, set this policy to »Enabled. ‘
- When you are finished, click apply and then fine policy save button.
- You can now close the Group Policy Editor and restart Windows Explorer or restart the computer.
After restarting the search, Bing will no longer appear in the Start menu.
Method 2: Disable Bing integration with Registry Editor
If you’re using Windows 10 Home and you’re comfortable using the Windows registry, you can disable Bing’s integration into Windows Search with Registry Editor.
- First, open the Windows Registry Editor by pressing Windows key + R key at the same time. This will open the Run: dialog box, and then type regedit and press fine button.
- Windows will display a UAC prompt asking if you want to allow Registry Editor to change the system. Press Yes resume button.
- Scroll to HKEY_CURRENT_USER SOFTWARE Policies Microsoft Windows Explorer key. If the key does not exist, create the necessary folders until you are in the Explorer key.
- Right-click researcher and select New and then DWORD (32-bit) value, as shown below.
- You will be prompted to enter a name for the new value. Kind of DisableSearchBoxSuggestions and press Enter on the keyboard. A new value will be created, which should be set to 0. Now double click on BingSearchEnabled and set the value to 1 and then press fine button.
- When finished, you should create a BingSearchEnabled value and set it to 1.
- You can now close Registry Editor and restart Windows Explorer or restart the computer.
When you restart it, the Bing search will no longer work in the Windows 10 Start menu.
Re-enable Bing integration
To re-enable Bing integration, simply disable the group policy or edit the registry and delete the file DisableSearchBoxSuggestions value under HKEY_CURRENT_USER SOFTWARE Policies Microsoft Windows Explorer Registration key.
Restart the Explorer or computer process again and the Bing integration will work again.
Update 10/5/20: Updated instructions on how to disable Bing search have been added.