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Windows 10: How to Disable Quick Searches – Technipages

Windows 10 users rarely use Quick Searches. As a matter of fact, many users would gladly disable this annoying feature. Unfortunately, finding a straightforward method to do that is not easy.

That’s why we created this guide. We’ll show you what steps you need to follow in order to disable Quick Searches on your computer.

The method we’re suggesting involves removing Bing from Search using the Registry Editor.

Steps to Disable Windows 10 Quick Searches

  1. Go to the Windows search bar and type regedit.
  2. Double-click on the Registry Editor.
  3. Then navigate to the following path: ComputerHKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsExplorer.file explorer windows 10 registry
  4. Right-click in the right pane and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  5. Name the new value DisableSearchBoxSuggestions.
  6. After you created it, double-click on it.
  7. Edit its value data from zero to 1.disable search box suggestions windows 10
  8. Then restart your computer to apply the changes.

If you can’t find that path on your computer, this indicates you’re running an older Windows 10 version.

Here are the steps to follow for Windows 10 November 2019 update and older:

  1. Go to the Windows search bar and type regedit.
  2. Double-click on the Registry Editor.
  3. Now, go to the following path: ComputerHKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSearchturn off quick searches windows 10 registry editor
  4. Right-click on the Search key.
  5. Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  6. Next, create a new value and name it BingSearchEnabled.
  7. Double-click on BingSearchEnabled and edit its value from zero to 1.bingsearchenabled registry editor
  8. Locat the CortanaConsent key. It should be visible under BingSearchEnabled.
  9. Double-click on it and edit the value data from 1 to 0 (zero).disable cortana consent windows 10
    • Note: If the CortanaConsent key is not visible, create it yourself. Right-click on BingSearchEnabled and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Then name the new key CortanaConsent and set its value to zero.


Disabling Bing Search should be enough to get rid of Quick Searches. In other words, Windows 10 will no longer annoy you with web results you’re not really interested in.

Let us know if you managed to disable Quick Searches using the method described above. Hit the comments below.

This post was written by Madalina Dinita and was first posted to Technipages

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