Completely disable Web Search in Windows 10 using Group Policy

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  1. Tried this solution, but Windows still displays Bing results in the startmenu-search.

    The only thing that really helped was blocking Bing’s IP Address (204.79.197.200) in the firewall

  2. Hi, Thanks for this post. Trying to deploy w10 in the school and I have come across a situation where no matter what I restrict you can search for powershell and run powershell ISE! can we stop the search from searching or bringing back results of std windows apps such cmd and powershell , rundll etc?
    thanks in advance.

  3. Hi,
    We have done this on windows 7. But same policies are ignored by Windows 10!. I think it has some way to go to be really enterprise ready.
    Please ping us if you as an MVP know any tricks that we are not privy to.
    Thanks.

  4. This won’t have any effect while Cortana is active. Depending on your location, you may need to disable that first (also in the Group Policy editor) too.

    Windows Home users can’t use the Group Policy editor, you will have to search for equivalent registry hacks.

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