Personalization Add or Remove Copilot in Windows Search in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the "Ask Copilot" and "Find results in Web" (Web) icons on Windows Search toolbar for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

Windows Search lets you search from your taskbar to find what you’re looking for, whether it’s on your device, in the cloud, or on the web.

The Search button on the taskbar allows you to quickly use Windows Search (Win+S) to find your apps, files, settings, help, and more on Windows—plus unlock the power of the web with quick access to online information like time zone conversions, fact lookup, trending searches, and search results for navigating to websites faster. You can also use Search to find files and people in your work or school organization through  Microsoft Search.

When you start typing into the Search Box, you will then see a toolbar to select All, Apps, Documents, Web, Settings, Folders, Photos, or Ask Copilot to find search results in.

Reference:


If you disable (remove) the "Ask Copilot" and "Find results in Web" (Web) icons in Windows Search, it will also disable Search Highlights.

This will show a Some of these settings are managed by your organization message at the top of the Settings > Privacy & security > Search permissions page.



Contents

  • Option One: Add or Remove Copilot and Web Icons in Windows Search with "BingSearchEnabled"
  • Option Two: Add or Remove Copilot and Web Icons in Windows Search with "DisableSearchBoxSuggestions"


EXAMPLE: "Ask Copilot" and "Find results in Web" (Web) icons on Windows Search toolbar enabled and disabled

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Option One

Add or Remove Copilot and Web Icons in Windows Search with "BingSearchEnabled"


1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you want to do.

2 Add Copilot and Web Icons in Windows Search

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 4.​

Add_Copilot_and_Web_to_Windows_Search_option1.bat


(contents of .bat file)
Code:
@echo off

REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search" /V BingSearchEnabled /T REG_DWORD /D 1 /F

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
start explorer.exe

3 Remove Copilot and Web Icons in Windows Search

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 4.​

Remove_Copilot_and_Web_from_Windows_Search_option1.bat


(contents of .bat file)
Code:
@echo off

REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search" /V BingSearchEnabled /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /F

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
start explorer.exe

4 Save the .bat file to your desktop.

5 Unblock the .bat file.

6 Run the downloaded .bat file.

7 You will now see a command prompt quickly open and close, and your screen flicker as the explorer process is restarted to apply the registry changes.

8 You can now delete the .bat file if you like.




Option Two

Add or Remove Copilot and Web Icons in Windows Search with "DisableSearchBoxSuggestions"


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.

If you disable search the web with Bing in Windows Search using this option, it will also disable search box suggestions (aka: recent searches) in File Explorer.


1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you want to do.


 2. Add Copilot and Web Icons in Windows Search

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 4.​

Add_Copilot_and_Web_to_Windows_Search_option2.bat


(contents of .bat file)
Code:
@echo off

powershell -windowstyle hidden -command "Start-Process cmd -ArgumentList '/s,/c,REG Delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer" /V DisableSearchBoxSuggestions /F' -Verb runAs"

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
start explorer.exe


 3. Remove Copilot and Web Icons in Windows Search

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 4.​

Remove_Copilot_and_Web_from_Windows_Search_option2.bat


(contents of .bat file)
Code:
@echo off

powershell -windowstyle hidden -command "Start-Process cmd -ArgumentList '/s,/c,REG Add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer" /V DisableSearchBoxSuggestions /T REG_DWORD /D 1 /F' -Verb runAs"

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
start explorer.exe

4 Save the .bat file to your desktop.

5 Unblock the .bat file.

6 Run the downloaded .bat file.

7 If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes to approve.

8 You will now see a command prompt quickly open and close, and your screen flicker as the explorer process is restarted to apply the registry changes.

9 You can now delete the .bat file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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Thank you, this work for me.
I search from Google disable via group policy but search the web still showing up, but this tutorial work for me.
 

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Thank you, this work for me.
I search from Google disable via group policy but search the web still showing up, but this tutorial work for me.
:shawn:
 

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I use DuckDuckGo as my default search engine.
 

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Hi @Brink, I'm trying to get search highlights to work and I posted on the Microsoft Community forum. An advisor led me here. I noticed your warning about how search highlights would not work if Bing search was not enabled. Judging by my search box, it looks like it isn't. But I tried running your BAT file and it unfortunately did not work for me. I've not had this problem before. I'm currently running build 22621.1413
 

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    Memory
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Hi @Brink, I'm trying to get search highlights to work and I posted on the Microsoft Community forum. An advisor led me here. I noticed your warning about how search highlights would not work if Bing search was not enabled. Judging by my search box, it looks like it isn't. But I tried running your BAT file and it unfortunately did not work for me. I've not had this problem before. I'm currently running build 22621.1413
Hello Joey, and welcome. :alien:

Your Windows Search screenshot looks normal. You won't see "Web" on the search toolbar until you type something in the search box.

Double check you have "Web" search with Bing enabled from both option 1 and 2 since they use different methods.

Usually when Search Highlights is enabled and turned on like below, you'll either see the Bing icon or graphics on the right side of the search box on the toolbar or in Windows Search.

 
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
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Hello Joey, and welcome. :alien:

Your Windows Search screenshot looks normal. You won't see "Web" on the search toolbar until you type something in the search box.

Double check you have "Web" search with Bing enabled from both option 1 and 2 since they use different methods.

Usually when Search Highlights is enabled and turned on like below, you'll either see the Bing icon or graphics on the right side of the search box on the toolbar or in Windows Search.

Thank you so much! Looks like it needed a reboot after applying the .BAT files you provided. Search highlights and Bing search are working as intended now:giggle:
 

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Thank you so much! Looks like it needed a reboot after applying the .BAT files you provided. Search highlights and Bing search are working as intended now:giggle:

Great news. You're most welcome. :party:
 

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    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
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    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
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    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
This tutorial has been updated. This also includes the new "Open Bing Chat in Edge" icon in Windows Search.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
This tutorial has been updated. This also includes the new "Open Bing Chat in Edge" icon in Windows Search.
I don't care for Bing . . . I use Duck Duck Go. I don't care for Edge either . . . I use Firefox.
 

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    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10700 CPU @ 2.90GHz 2.90 GHz
    Motherboard
    16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1463MHz (21-21-21-47)
    Memory
    16384 MBytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
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    Monitor 1 - Acer 27" Monitor 2 - Acer 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
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    WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G-1006 (SSD)
    Seagate ST1000DM003-1SB102
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    PSU
    HP
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    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave K350
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Internet Speed
    500 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
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    Intel Core i7 (10th gen) 10700
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Built-in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 27" & Samsung 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x
    Hard Drives
    SSD (512 GB)
    HDD (1 TB)
    Seagate
    PSU
    Intel i7 10th Generation
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    HP/Intel?
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave K350
    Internet Speed
    50 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox 90.2
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Headphone/Microphone Combo
    SuperSpeed USB Type-A (4 on front)
    HP 3-in-One Card Readr
    SuperSpeed USB Type-C
    DVD Writer
Hello, I reinstalled Windows 11 today. I did all the updates etc. Then lastly I disabled bing search and restarted. I hadn't noticed before. Under Search permissions in the Privacy and Security section, it says 'Some of these settings are managed by your organization' above. Is this the same for you? Is it normal ? Thank you (Google Translate)
 

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    Laptop
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    Keyboard
    Logitech K380, G15
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Hello, I reinstalled Windows 11 today. I did all the updates etc. Then lastly I disabled bing search and restarted. I hadn't noticed before. Under Search permissions in the Privacy and Security section, it says 'Some of these settings are managed by your organization' above. Is this the same for you? Is it normal ? Thank you (Google Translate)
Hello, :alien:

It is normal if you used option two to disable via the policy.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
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    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Hello, :alien:

It is normal if you used option two to disable via the policy.

I always use the first option, the bat file. Is it normal for it to show like this then? Thank you. I hadn't noticed that line before, I wasn't sure if it existed or not :) (Google Translate)
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Home - 22631.3085 - 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Huawei Matebook D15 Ryzen 5500U 8GB / 512 SSD, Windows 11 Home Single Language
    CPU
    Ryzen 5500U
    Keyboard
    Logitech K380, G15
    Mouse
    Logi m350, Everest SM-620, Logitech G9, Lecoo WS210
    Browser
    Chrome (Desktop), Vivaldi (Mobile)
    Antivirus
    Windows Security, (Alternative Eset)
I always use the first option, the bat file. Is it normal for it to show like this then? Thank you. I hadn't noticed that line before, I wasn't sure if it existed or not :) (Google Translate)
I just checked, and it's normal since both options disable "Search Highlights" that's on this Settings page.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
I just checked, and it's normal since both options disable "Search Highlights" that's on this Settings page.
Exactly. That part is blurry.

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home - 22631.3085 - 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Huawei Matebook D15 Ryzen 5500U 8GB / 512 SSD, Windows 11 Home Single Language
    CPU
    Ryzen 5500U
    Keyboard
    Logitech K380, G15
    Mouse
    Logi m350, Everest SM-620, Logitech G9, Lecoo WS210
    Browser
    Chrome (Desktop), Vivaldi (Mobile)
    Antivirus
    Windows Security, (Alternative Eset)
Tutorial updated for the replacing of Bing icon with Copilot icon in Windows Search. :alien:
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
I am in Windows 11, 23H2. However, even after I applied te .bat scripts, I still have nothing showing in my search bar (I don't even have the big or copilot button)
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I am also missing the "Show search highlights button in settings app"... not even restarting the computer helps...

Is there anything else I should do?
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Legion 5
I am in Windows 11, 23H2. However, even after I applied te .bat scripts, I still have nothing showing in my search bar (I don't even have the big or copilot button)
View attachment 86977

I am also missing the "Show search highlights button in settings app"... not even restarting the computer helps...

Is there anything else I should do?
View attachment 86978
Hello, and welcome. :alien:

Check using option 3 or 4 in the tutorial below to see if you may have disabled Search Highlights by policy, and enable it again if so.

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
I tried to add the registry key manually but couldn't get it to work. I had to use the bat file. I though that was strange. I tried kiling and restarting explorer, and rebooting to no avail. This method (BingSearchEnabled) worked on my local non-admin user account. The other method I found (DisableSearchBoxSuggestions - I just manually added the key for that one) worked on my local admin account but not the non-admin user account. Maybe I was getting something wrong. Either way, thanks for the awesome website!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad P16 gen 2

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