Disable Bing Search in Windows 8.1 Search Charm

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  1. raha

    and thanks for this usefull tutorial
    this is my problem on windows 8.1 pro preview
    my charms search hanging
    when I search something in search and after I use its result when I want to close it and right click on search app top left corner my windows hanging and should to restart to resolve hanging ….why ?
    do you know any way to use and close it without hanging ?
    please help me if you know and please wright your answer in English
    have fun time

  2. Darkjamzi

    just uninstall 8.1, problem solved.

  3. This is just the preview version of Windows 8.1, so if there are any issues, I am sure that they will be fixed in the final version.

  4. Fran

    The 8.1 upgrade fixed this issue. I re-set my home page and put the slider to N0 and that was that!

  5. eh_bandit

    I hate like hell, that the charms don’t search my installed apps…

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