When you search for an item in Windows 11 Search menu, it displays local results, including apps, files, and settings. Apart from the local search, it also shows Bing search results related to your search query from Bing. While this is a good feature for those who prefer to use the Bing search engine, but most of us depend upon the Google search results, and this feature is useless.
By default, Windows 11 ships with Bing search integration. It is just a useless feature, and most of the time, it irritates. When you search for an item in the Start menu, it displays search results from Bing, and after clicking on that, it will take you up to Edge browser. You might use Chrome as the default browser, but it will open up the Edge browser after clicking the search results on Windows 11.
Those who are unwilling to see Bing results in Windows 11 search can disable this feature. There are a few ways to remove Bing from search results in Windows 11, and we will see them one by one.
How to Remove Bing Search Results on Windows 11 using Group Policy Editor?
Step 1. Open Local Group Policy Editor.
Step 2. When the Local Group Policy Editor window opens, navigate to the following path from the left sidebar:-
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Search
Step 3. On the right sidebar of the Search folder, look for the policy name, “Do not allow web search,” and “Don’t search the web or display web results in Search.” You need to enable both the policy on your PC. To do that, double-click on the policy name to open its settings. Select
Step 4. Now, reboot your computer to apply these policies.
How to Remove Bing Search Results on Windows 11 through Registry Editor?
If you still see Bing results in Windows 11 search after applying the group policy, you need to modify some registry values.
Step 1. Open Registry Editor.
Step 2. When Windows Registry opens, browse to the following path from the left sidebar:-
Step 3. Once you’re there, right-click on the Windows folder and select
Step 4. Now, right-click on the Explorer folder and select
Step 5. Then double-click the DisableSearchBoxSuggestions to edit its value data. Type 1 in the Value data field and then click
Step 6. Now, navigate or steer for the following path in the Registry Editor:-
Step 7. On the right sidebar of the Search folder, right-click on the free space and then select
Step 8. Double-click on BingSearchEnabled to edit its value. Set the Value data to 0 and then click
Step 9. Again, right-click on the free space on the right sidebar and then select
Step 10. Double-click the CortanaConsent and set its Value data to 0.
Step 11. Reboot your computer.
Now, when you search for any item on your Windows 11 machine, it will not show Bing search results.