Sunday, October 25

It is now possible to completely and forever disable Bing from Windows 10

Following the Windows 10 May 2020 update, the process in the registry editor has changed so that we can totally disable Bing from search results through the operating system. We tell you how to do it now. Now it is possible to disable the Bing search engine in searches within Windows 10, a way to speed up our computer when we want, for example, to locate a specific file on the system. When we enter a search term in the box located in the lower left corner of our Windows 10, we are offered a lot of results and also a tab related to “web” under Microsoft’s Bing search engine. This can be especially useful, but you may also want to disable it to free up certain resources. Luckily, after the May 2020 update we can now disable it using the registry, changing slightly to how it was done before. Before you continue, we tell you that making different changes in the registry can end up affecting the performance of your computer if you do not do it properly, so we advise you to make a backup first. With all the above clear, follow these steps: Open the registry editor, which you can find in the search box located in the lower left corner of Windows 10. You must run it with administrator rights. Now we must locate the path “Computer HKEY_CURRENT_USER SOFTWARE Policies Microsoft Windows Explorer” which you can access from the left column. If you don’t have it, you will have to create it manually. In the destination folder we will have to right click and create the DWORD value (32 bits) which we must call “DisableSearchBoxSuggestions” and which must be given the value of “1”. As soon as you have done it, close the registry editor and restart the computer and you will see that the next time you do a search in the box in the lower left corner of Windows 10, the results of Bing will no longer appear. If you regret having made the change, what you should do is reopen the registry editor, delete the value created “DisableSearchBoxSuggestions”, and restart the computer again. So now you know how to disable Bing from your Windows 10, although we reiterate that it is advisable that you only do it if you really know what you are doing.

[Vía: Windowslatest]

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