Windows 10: Disable Cortana and Web Search for the Spring Creators Update (1803)

  1.    05 Apr 2018 #1

    Disable Cortana and Web Search for the Spring Creators Update (1803)


    So I "upgraded" to this. They added the nifty feature (not) of web search in the Start Menu. You cannot just disable it with the remove Cortana registry key. That disables Cortana, but not the Web Search.

    I believe I found all the settings to disable this.

    Attached is the reg file I created. Can you let me know if this works for everyone please. Maybe we can get it added to the tutorials page.

    (Also, did I create that .reg file correctly?)
    Disable Cortana and Web Search for the Spring Creators Update (1803) Attached Files
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    06 Apr 2018 #2

    Yes, the reg file is working, but it won't turn off web search. Did not try it with a clean install.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       06 Apr 2018 #3

    Try this one, but it probably does not work for Home.

    Code:
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search" /v "DoNotUseWebResults" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    Policy CSP - Search | Microsoft Docs
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    06 Apr 2018 #4

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Try this one, but it probably does not work for Home.

    Code:
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search" /v "DoNotUseWebResults" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    Policy CSP - Search | Microsoft Docs
    No luck with this one too for Home ed.

    Thanks for help,
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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