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


  1. Posts : 24
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       #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
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  2. Posts : 979
    10 + Linux
       #2

    Yes, the reg file is working, but it won't turn off web search. Did not try it with a clean install.
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  3. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    Windows Home Dev 21xxx x64
       #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
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  4. Posts : 979
    10 + Linux
       #4

    TairikuOkami said:
    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,
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  5. als
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21364
       #6

    In addition, you might see if the tutorial below may be able to help.

    Turn On or Off Search online and include web results in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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