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  1. Posts : 13
    Windows 10
       #20

    I'm having this same issue. I posted about it here (in this forum).

    I upgraded to 1903 yesterday and after that, web search is no longer working for me. It was enabled before the update but stopped after.

    I think the toggle the previous poster is talking about is this one (found online):

    Turn On or Off Search online and include web results in Windows 10-c1.png

    In 1903, I don't have this option. It doesn't appear in Settings > Search either. Do you have it in 1903?

    If it helps, in the registry path posted by OP, this is what I have:

    Turn On or Off Search online and include web results in Windows 10-reg1.png

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    Found a solution. Answer here:

    Cloud search in Windows 10 v 1903 no longer working
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21354
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       #21

    Thank you for sharing your solution @aagha.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 1903
       #22

    This didn't let me disable web searches I'm running 1903, Windows 10 Home.
    Last edited by racoon; 23 Sep 2019 at 01:04.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21354
    Thread Starter
       #23

    racoon said:
    This didn't work for me I'm running 1903, Windows 10 Home.

    Hello racoon, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I just tested on my system running Windows 10 Pro build 18985, and it's no longer working for me either.

    Hopefully, it may again in a future build.
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  5. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 1903
       #24

    Brink said:
    Hello racoon, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I just tested on my system running Windows 10 Pro build 18985, and it's no longer working for me either.

    Hopefully, it may again in a future build.
    by the way i love the post on uninstalling inbuilt apps! :)

    Edit: Now the web results are gone! I set CortanaConsent to 0 and then restarted the Cortana process in Task Manager. Windows 10, 1903, build 18362.365

    Edit 2: It's really sad to hear that it won't work anymore in newer versions.
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,832
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #25

    That it's no longer supported might be linked to the high CPU usage issue noted with KB4512941 if people had disabled Bing search. E.g.
    How to fix high CPU usage after installing update KB4512941 on Windows 10 | Windows Central
    To fix high CPU usage after installing KB4512941, use these steps:


    1. Open Start.
    2. Search for regedit and click the top result to open the Registry.
    3. Browse the following path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search
      Quick tip: On Windows 10, you can now copy and paste the path in the Registry's address bar to quickly jump to the key destination.
    4. Double-click the BingSearchEnabled DWORD and set the value from 0 to 1.
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  7. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro
       #26

    racoon said:
    by the way i love the post on uninstalling inbuilt apps! :)

    Edit: Now the web results are gone! I set CortanaConsent to 0 and then restarted the Cortana process in Task Manager. Windows 10, 1903, build 18362.365

    Edit 2: It's really sad to hear that it won't work anymore in newer versions.
    Most likely disabled it due to the CPU bug as the person above me has mentioned. They may have never really fixed it, just made it where you can't disable bing search/web search until they find an actual fix for it.
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  8. ThrashZone's Avatar
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    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       #27

    Hi,
    Anyone try adding bing.com/ msn.com/.. to host file or is 10 still ignoring the host file.
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21354
    Thread Starter
       #28

    ThrashZone said:
    Hi,
    Anyone try adding bing.com/ msn.com/.. to host file or is 10 still ignoring the host file.

    Just tested it, and Bing search results still show in the Search window.

    Of course, anything with those domains will not actually open in the web browser though.
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  10. FreeBooter's Avatar
    Posts : 3,966
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #29

    @Brink i have coded a batch script for disabling web search i hope its helpful.

    Code:
    ::  DISABLE WEB SEARCH IN THE WINDOWS 10 TASKBAR
    
    @Echo Off
    
    net sess>nul 2>&1||(powershell start cmd -ArgumentList """/c %~0""" -verb Runas & exit)
    
    :_Start
    Cls & Mode CON  LINES=11 COLS=70 & Color 0E 
    Echo.
    Echo.       
    Echo         Type (D) to Disable Web Search in Windows 10  
    Echo.       
    Echo.
    Echo.
    Echo.         
    Echo         Type (E) to Enable Web Search in Windows 10    
    Echo.       
    
    
    
    Set /p input= RESPONSE: 
    If /i  Not %input%==D (Goto :_Ex) Else (Goto :_Disable)
    
    :_Ex
    If /i  Not %input%==E  (Goto :_Start) Else (Goto :_Enable)
    
    
    
    
    
    :_Enable
    
    Reg.exe Delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search" /v "BingSearchEnabled"  /f
    Reg.exe Delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search" /v "AllowSearchToUseLocation"  /f
    Reg.exe Delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search" /v "CortanaConsent"  /f
    
    
    Cls & Mode CON  LINES=5 COLS=40 & Color 0E 
     Echo.
     Echo. 
     Echo            Enabling Web Search    
    
    Ping -n 5  localhost > Nul
    
    Exit
    
    
    
    
    
    :_Disable
    
    Reg.exe add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search" /v "BingSearchEnabled" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    Reg.exe add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search" /v "AllowSearchToUseLocation" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    Reg.exe add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search" /v "CortanaConsent" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    
    Cls & Mode CON  LINES=5 COLS=40 & Color 0E 
     Echo.
     Echo. 
     Echo            Disabling Web Search
    
    Ping -n 5  localhost > Nul
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