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How to disable Bing in Windows 8.1’s search bar [Guide]

Microsoft-Windows-8.1-Smart-Search-600x337 [1]Not a fan of Microsoft’s Bing search engine? This guide will teach you exactly how you can regain a bit of privacy and deter a little annoyance by denying Bing access to the search terms you enter on your Windows 8.1 PC. Let’s get started!

How To Disable Bing In The Windows 8.1 Modern Ui Search Bar


Bing can be re-enabled in the search bar by following this guide and changing the setting from off to on.


Bing is a satisfactory search engine, but it really is not for everyone. Luckily, Microsoft gives you the option to disable it’s tight intergration within Windows 8.1. Enjoy!

[via howtogeek [2]]