How to remove web search results from Windows 10/11 Start menu. – wintips.org

By using the Start menu search in Windows 11, you not only perform a local search, but also a web search that shows all web results in addition to the local results on your computer.

Although this feature is useful in some cases, it also has its drawbacks. For example, Bing search rarely gives you results that match your search, and sometimes showing results from the Internet alongside local results causes problems in the Start menu.

In this guide, you will learn how to remove Bing web search from Start menu in Windows 10/11.

How to remove Bing search results from Windows 11/10 Start menu.

Method 1. Disable online web search results using Registry Editor. *

*Note: This method is valid for Windows 10/11 Home and PRO versions.

The first way to remove web search results from the Windows 11 Start menu is to use the registry.

1. press Windows + R Press the keys on the keyboard at the same time to open the “Run” dialog box.

2. Enter in the text field of the dialog box regedit and beat Enter To start the registry editor. press Yes in the confirmation prompt that appears.

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3. After entering the registry editor, navigate to the location shown below.

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows

4a. Right click on Windows button and select New –> Key.

How to remove web search results from Windows 11 Start menu.

4b. Change the name as this newly generated key Explorer and beat Enter to save it.

5a. Next, right click according to the newly created Explorer button and select New –> A DWORD (32-bit) value option.

Turn off Windows 10/11 online search

5b. Change the name as this value Disable SearchBoxSuggestions and press Enter.

5c. Now double click on Disable SearchBoxSuggestions value and type 1 Under Value Information. Then hit OK.

turn off bing search suggestions

6. Finally, close the registry editor and restart your computer to apply the changes.
7. After the restart, the web search function in the Start menu will be disabled.

Method 2. Disable Bing web search suggestions in the Start menu using Group Policy.

If you have Windows 11/10 PRO version or if you find the registry method complicated, you can disable the web search results in the Start menu using the Group Policy Editor:

1. press Windows + R press the keys on the keyboard at the same time to open it Running dialog box.

2. Enter in the text field of the dialog box gpedit.msc and beat Enter To launch the Group Policy Editor. press Yes in the confirmation prompt that appears on the screen.

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3. In the Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location shown below.

  • User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\File Explorer

4. Now find and double click on Disable showing recent search entries in File Explorer option in the right pane.

disable the web search suggestions group policy

5. In the next window, click Enabled and beat OK.

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6. Close Group Policy Editor.
7. Restart log in to your computer to apply the change.

That’s it! Which method worked for you?
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