If search results in the Start menu aren’t for you, it’s possible to modify the Registry to disable web search on Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018 Update). However, be aware that usually Microsoft changes the way web searches works and enables the feature again once you install a new version of the OS. This means that the workaround outlined in this guide, may stop working in the next feature update. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to disable web search on Windows 10 running the April 2018 Update.

How to disable web search results on Windows 10

If you want to disable web search result when using search box in the taskbar, do the following: After completing the steps, restart your computer to complete disabling web search on Windows 10. However, remember that using these instructions also completely disables Cortana, as the assistant relies on the web. CortanaConsent regedit Search regedit AllowSearchToUseLocation regedit BingSearchEnabledand regedit Windows Search key regedit DisableWebSearch regedit At any time, you can revert the changes to enable web search and Cortana using the same steps, but on step No. 5, make sure to change the key value to 0. On step No. 8, right-click the AllowSearchToUseLocation key and select Delete. On step No. 10, right-click the BingSearchEnabledand key and select Delete. On step No. 11, right-click the Windows Search key and select Delete to delete all the remaining keys. Finally, restart your device to apply the changes. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.