Windows 10: How to disable cortanas web search?

  1.    28 Sep 2015 #1

    How to disable cortanas web search?

    I just reinstalled and theres no option in her settings to turn off the web search she does when you search for files on your pc and such.

    How else could I turn it off if its not listed in her settings?
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  2. Dude's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64
       28 Sep 2015 #2

    If you are on W10 Pro you can use a gpedit.

    Press + R type in gpedit.msc then drill down to
    Computer Configuration\ Administrative Templates\ Windows Components\ Search

    Find the three settings shown below and change to Enabled. restart to apply

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  3.    28 Sep 2015 #3

    thanks for the reply, but i'm not on pro
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  4. essenbe's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider
       29 Sep 2015 #4

    Try going to settings > Privacy > Speech, Inking and Typing and press the "stop Getting to Know Me".
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  5. topgundcp's Avatar
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       30 Sep 2015 #5

    Karizma said: View Post
    thanks for the reply, but i'm not on pro
    No problem. Here's the registry equivalent to what Dude suggested. Unzip and double click to merge into the registry

    Hope this helps !!!
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  6.    30 Sep 2015 #6

    You should be able to turn off "Search online and include web results" in Cortana settings. Just search for something (anything) and then click on the cog.

    Are you missing this option? What does it show?

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