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    Search Online with Bing - Turn On or Off in Windows 8.1

    Search Online with Bing - Turn On or Off in Windows 8.1
    How to Turn On or Off Using Bing with Ads to Search Online in Windows 8.1
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    03 Jul 2013
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    How to Turn On or Off Using Bing with Ads to Search Online in Windows 8.1

    information   Information
    In Windows 8.1, the Search charm will now provide global search results powered by Bing in a rich, simple-to-read, aggregated view of many content sources (the web, apps, files, SkyDrive, actions you can take) to provide the best “answer” for your query.

    However, the Bing Ads platform is now available in Windows 8.1 Smart Search which was released last week in the Windows 8.1. Bing Ads will be an integral part of this new Windows 8.1 Smart Search experience. Now, with a single campaign setup, advertisers can connect with consumers across Bing, Yahoo! and the new Windows Search with highly relevant ads for their search queries. In addition, Bing Ads will include web previews of websites and the latest features like site links, location and call extensions, making it easier for consumers to complete tasks and for advertisers to drive qualified leads.

    For more information about Bing Ads, see: New Search Ad Experiences within Windows 8.1 - Bing Ads Blog - Bing Ads Community


    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off using Bing to search online from the Search charm and getting search suggestions and web results from Bing and Bing Ads for your account in Windows 8.1.





    OPTION ONE
    To Turn On or Off Using Bing to Search Online in PC settings

    1. Open PC settings, and click/tap on Search & apps on the left side. (see screenshot below)

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    2. Click/tap on Search on the left side in "Search & apps", and do step 3 or 4 below for what you would like to do. (see screenshots below steps 3 and 4)


    3. To Turn Off Using Bing with Ads to Search Online in Windows 8.1

    A) Under "Use Bing to search online", turn off the "Get search suggestions and web results from Bing" by moving the slider to the left, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below )

    4. To Turn On Using Bing with Ads to Search Online in Windows 8.1

    A) Under "Use Bing to search online", turn on the "Get search suggestions and web results from Bing" by moving the slider to the right. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    B) If you have a metered connection, then you can also turn on or off "Get search suggestions and web results from Bing over metered connections" if you like.
    NOTE: This is turned off by default.

    C) You can now select (dot) what you want for "your search experience" to get personalized search results from Bing or not, and go to step 5 below.
    NOTE: "Get personalized results from Bing that use my location" is the default setting.

    Click image for larger version

    5. When finished, you can close PC settings if you like.






    OPTION TWO
    To Turn On or Off Using Bing to Search Online using a REG File


    Note   Note
    The .reg files below are for the registry key and value below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ConnectedSearch

    ConnectedSearchUseWeb DWORD

    0 = Turn off Bing search
    1 = Turn on Bing search


    1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.

    2. To Turn On Using Bing with Ads to Search Online in Windows 8.1
    NOTE: This is the default setting.

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

    Turn_On_Use_Bing_to_Search_Online.reg

    download

    3. To Turn Off Using Bing with Ads to Search Online in Windows 8.1

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

    Turn_Off_Use_Bing_to_Search_Online.reg


    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to Merge it.

    6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Excellent work Brink.


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    You can also use this Registry Key:

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ConnectedSearch]
    "ConnectedSearchUseWeb"=dword:00000000

    Ofcourse "0" disables Bing, while "1" at then end will enable the Bing search.
    You will need to log out and back in, to see the actual slider set correctly at the Settings Menu.

    Grtz,

    BM.
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    Thank you BM for the addition, and welcome to Eight Forums.
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