One of the major features in Windows 10 is the universal search, you’re new to Windows 10 and you don’t know what universal search is; it’s the ability to search both your computer and the internet from the search bar / Cortana that’s very helpful and handy but some might not like it as they just need results just on the computer and the internet search results are irrelevant, also the internet search results might be very confusing for the elderly. So it might be good to disable the universal search feature.
This post will present a step by step guide on how to disable universal search in Windows 10.
Step 1: In the start search bar / Cortana type run.
Step 2: The “run” window will pop up, in it type gpedit.msc and hit “Enter”.
Step 3: A new window will pop up, in the left hand side navigate to: Computer Configuration → Administrative Templates→ Windows Components→ Search.
Step 4: In the left hand side of the window double click one “Don’t allow web search”.
Step 5: A new window will pop up just click on the radio beside “Activate” option then hit the “Apply” tab.
Step 6: In the left hand side of the window double click one “Don’t search the web and display results”.
Step 7: A new window will pop up just click on the radio beside “Activate” option then hit the “Apply” tab.
Congratulations, now you’ve successfully disabled web search in Windows 10.