How to Disable Bing Search in Windows 10’s Start Menu

Microsoft has started rolling out its latest operating system, Windows 10. That means there’s going to be some new annoyances to fix. One of the most noticeable is Bing search results showing up in the Start Menu. If you don’t want these, here’s how to turn them off.

Unfortunately, Microsoft has bundled Bing search results together with Cortana, so you’ll lose Windows 10’s new voice assistant with this setting. If you’re okay with that, follow these steps:

  1. Press the Windows key to open the Start Menu.
  2. Search for “Cortana & Search Settings” and select the option that appears.
  3. Disable Cortana in the first toggle in the menu.
  4. Once Cortana is disabled, you should see an option that reads “Search online and include web results.” Disable this toggle.

Once you’ve done this, your Start Menu should only show you results for your local machine. This should make your Start Menu a little less cluttered, as well as a little faster on some older machines.

How to Disable Bing in the Windows 10 Start Menu | How-To Geek

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