Any way to remove the Search bar from Explorer windows?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Espionage724, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. Espionage724

    Espionage724 MDL Addicted

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    cuteee MDL Guru

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    Try through local group policy editor.
     
  3. luky

    luky MDL Addicted

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    How to shut down or removed :confused:

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  4. DM-moinmoin

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    @ Espionage724
    You can try to disable the windows search service.
     
  5. Espionage724

    Espionage724 MDL Addicted

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    Upon uninstalling the search from dism, the search service doesn't exist anymore it seems.
     
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    Espionage724 MDL Addicted

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    I don't do any kind of file searching on my system though, and don't really want something indexing my files if I don't need it to pretty much. With the Search feature removed, I don't notice any kind of issues (so far anyway), but the search bar is still rather... silly.

    Any other ideas how to get it removed? Is there something specific I should look for in Group Policy?