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How to Disable Web Search from Search Bar in Windows 10

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 is not yet available for Public release, however users have been exploring the preview build of the same for quiet sometime now. Windows 10 is designed to fix the flaws of Windows 8 and 8.1 in a better way. Nevertheless, to make searching more convenient  for the users, Microsoft has integrated the web search feature in its search bar. The search bar shows results for local search and web search, which may not be liked by everyone.

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This feature may become annoying at times as web search results will be combined with your local search results. The search bar fetches results from Bing and shows it to user. Now if you are looking for a way to disable web search from search bar in Windows 10, then follow this article to know how to do the same. 

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How to Disable Web Search from Search Bar in Windows 10

Unlike Windows 8 and 8.1 there is no straight forward way to disable web search from search bar in Windows 10. However, if you can dig a bit deeper, then you will  find a way to remove web search from Windows 10 search bar. 

Step 1: Open Control Panel on your Windows 10 PC.

Step 2: Search and find Group Policy. 

Step 3: Select Edit Group Policy option. It will open Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 4: Under Search, find “Do Not Allow Web Search”.

Step 5: Right click on it, and select Edit.

Step 6: Under the Policy editing window, check Enable to enable it.

Step 7: Next, find “Don’t search the web or display web results in Search”.

Step 8: Right click on it, select Edit and Enable it.

Step 9: Click on Apply to save the settings to the Group Policies.

That’s it. You have successfully disabled web search results being displayed in search bar in Windows 10. Although, this is not one click method to remove web search from search bar, but still it should do you work until Microsoft decides to add enable-disable option for the same in the next release. 

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