Disable Bing in Windows 10 to Avoid Outages Breaking Down the Search Feature

An outage experienced by Bing earlier today caused the Windows 10 Search tool to become unavailable, with users no longer able to search not only for online content, but also for files stored locally.

This is because the built-in Windows search feature is tied to Bing, so whenever you’re conducted a search, the search engine itself is also being used.

The good news is that you can actually disable Bing in the Windows Search, only that doing this isn’t necessarily the most straightforward thing.

At some point, Microsoft actually offered an option to turn off web search in Windows 10, only that it decided to remove it in the latest versions of the operating system, making it much harder to keep the Windows Search a local service.

So technically, you can still disable Bing in Windows 10, but at first glance, there’s no option to do it. This mean… (read more)
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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.