Even though Windows 10 is arguably the best operating system that Microsoft ever made, it still has some obvious flaws just like any other piece of software. The integrated Bing search feature is considered one of those flaws by some users, and they are finally able to get rid of it due to a new update rolled out by Microsoft.
The Windows 10 search facility has the Bing search engine built-in by default. When a user searches for something, a combination of local results emerges along with web results that Bing generates.
Disable Bing from registry settings
To take advantage of the new update and get rid of Bing, you’ll have to navigate to the following location within the native Registry Editor: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer. If the Explorer folder does not exist, you’ll have to create one.
The next step is right clicking within the Explorer folder for bringing up an option to create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value. It should be named “DisableSearchBoxSuggestions” and the value can be set to “1”. The next and final step is to head for the most predictable move of all: restarting your machine.
Despite the fact that the installer from Microsoft’s official webpage should be inactive since 2016, many users have reported that they can still use it in 2020 for installing Windows 10 for free. There’s no surprise here, as Microsoft strongly encourages users for years to make the jump to its latest operating system. All you need in order to install Windows 10 for free is a licensed copy of Windows 7, the operating system that doesn’t receive technical support anymore since January.
However, Windows 10 represents the operating system of the future, whether we like it or not. Microsoft will likely be updating its latest Windows forever and not chose to bring a successor for it instead.