It used to be possible to disable internet search results in start menu searches before the Windows 10 Creators Update, but I've just clean installed a new Windows 10 Pro image and that setting is gone. Is there some way to disable it through editing the registry/etc?
The article The Windows 10 spring update no longer lets you disable web search in Start - workaround reports that the following registry update is required in Windows 10 version 1803 :
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search] "BingSearchEnabled"=dword:00000000 "AllowSearchToUseLocation"=dword:00000000 "CortanaConsent"=dword:00000000
It remarks :
those entries are completely missing from the "Search" registry key, so you can safely delete them should you want to revert.
I would still recommend to at least create a system restore point before doing any registry modifications.
A reboot might be required.
This has been required since Windows 10 Version 1607. Configuring the group policies below will only work if you are running Windows 10 Version 1607, Windows 10 Version 1703, or Windows 10 Version 1709. You must be running Windows 10 Professional or any applicable version of Windows 10 for these group policy changes to take effect.
- Start the Local Group Policy Editor
- The policy you’re looking for is located at
Computer Configuration → Administrative Templates → Windows Components → Search
- Set Allow Cortana to Disable
- Set Do not allow web search to Enabled
- Set Don't search the web or display web results in Search to Enabled
- Click Apply and close the policy editor
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