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How to remove Bing from Windows 11?

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Windows 11 has many useful features, but not everyone is a fan of Bing being integrated into the operating system. If you prefer to use a different search engine or want to streamline your experience, you can remove Bing from Windows 11.

In this article, we have discussed various ways to remove Bing from the Windows 11 start menu in a few simple and easy steps.

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Also read: How to disable the Bing button in Edge?


Disable Bing from the settings

Follow the steps below to disable Bing from the start menu through settings.

Step 1: Press the Windows + I keys to open the settings.

Step 2: Click on Privacy & Security in the sidebar. On the right side of the screen scroll down, find Search permissions and click on it.

Step 3: Turn both the toggles off under the Cloud content search section.

Step 4: Scroll down further and turn the toggle off beside Show search highlights under the More settings section.

Also read: Fix: Can’t remove Bluetooth device in Windows 11


Disable Bing through Registry Editor

You can use the Registry Editor to disable the Bing from the start menu. To do that, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Type regedit in the Windows search and click on the first option.

Step 2: Copy and paste Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows in the navigation bar.

Step 3: Right-click in the Windows folder, click on New, then Key. A new subfolder will be created under the Windows folder; rename it to Explorer.

Step 4: Right-click in the newly created folder, Explorer, and click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value. A new DWORD value will be created; rename it to DisableSearchBoxSuggestions.

Step 5: Now, double-click the newly created DWORD value.

Step 6: Now, in the Value data box set its value to 1.

Also read: How to uninstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 11?

Akash Singh

Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: singhakash95@pm.me

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