How to disable web search suggestions by Bing on Windows 10

Do you want to prevent web search suggestions by Bing from appearing on Windows 10 Start Menu? If yes, then follow a detailed approach on how to do this in our tutorial. Windows 10 1909 or versions prior to this can easily avail of this feature by tweaking a few settings on their PCs. The same functionality is not applicable to Windows 10 versions 20H1 and 20H2.

However, if you don’t want to enlist web search suggestions appearing on the Start Menu, you may modify a few entries inside the registry. This is doable only due to the presence of a key i.e. “DisableSearchBoxSuggestions” on the registry. In case you don’t have this DWORD key on your device, you may create this entry first then try disabling the Bing search results. 

How to Disable Bing Search on Windows 10 Start Menu

To disable web search suggestions by Bing on Windows 10 PC, use these steps –

Step-1: Press Winkey + S to invoke the Search window. Type “regedit” in the text field and double-click the top result.

Note: If you aren’t logged in as an Administrator, the UAC will prompt immediately. Hit Yes to authorize opening the Registry Editor.

Step-2: Once you are inside the registry, navigate to the below path –

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows

Step-3: Make a right-click on the Windows folder and select New > Key. See the Snapshot below –

disable web search suggestions

Step-4: Right-click on the newly created folder and choose to rename this to “Explorer“. If there already exists a folder by this name, you may skip steps 3 & 4. 

Step-5: Do right-click again on the Explorer folder and this time choose to New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Rename the new entry as “DisableSearchBoxSuggestions” and hit Enter.

disable web search suggestions

Step-6: Now double-click the DisableSearchBoxSuggestions key and replace “0” with “1” under the value data field. 

Change Value data Field to 1

Step-7: Lastly, click OK to confirm the recent changes, close the registry window, and Restart your PC

From the next logon, you may search for anything and there won’t appear any web search suggestions by Bing. Apart from this, the system may now effectively find any contents available locally on the disk drives. 

In case you ever want to go back to the previous settings, re-visit the above path, and put “0” instead of “1” for the DisableSearchBoxSuggestions key. I hope this article helps to remove the Bing search results on the Start Menu. 

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