The Search function available in Windows 10’s Start Menu is definitely useful, although it doesn’t look just through your computer’s hard drive, it also retrieves results from online searches using the Bing search engine. Nevertheless, most people like to perform their online and offline searches separately so it’s completely understandable if you’d want to disable Bing web search in Windows 10 Start Menu.
You can easily remove the Bing-powered web search results displayed along the local stuff in Start Menu’s search feature and we’ll show you how to do it below.
Easily disable Bing web search in Windows 10 Start Menu
Launch Cortana by clicking on its Taskbar icon (or from the Start Menu app list if you happened to remove it from the Taskbar) and click or tap on the gear icon to open its settings.
Toggle off the ‘Search online and include web results’ option.
From then on, the Start Menu search will only retrieve results from your local computer. However, if you want to disable Bing search in the Start Menu, you’ll also need to turn off Cortana.
To do this, open Cortana head over to its Settings menu one more time. Here, disable the ‘Cortana can give you suggestions, ideas, reminders, alerts and more.‘ option.
With both of the above-mentioned settings disabled, Bing won’t be used when performing searches in the Start Menu and you’ll only receive local results.