1. RKVetMed's Avatar
    I just got a new laptop that came with Windows 10 pre-installed. I like the assistant feature and see myself using it a lot as this laptop was purchased specifically for work. However, after searching through the settings and getting it all set up, I can't figure out how to change the default search engine. I prefer google as I use google for all my personal accounts as well as my business accounts. Is there a way to have Cortana use Google instead of Bing?
    I was not blessed with the gift of easily understanding the world of computers. I love the idea of whatever technological innovation has or is going to be released this week but lack the ability to actually integrate "it" (whatever "it" might be) into my life. That said, I do realize that it is very likely a stupid question. So, being that I have already pointed out how laughably ignorant I am in this area, I ask that your answers please be nice. If this question is just too stupid/annoying for you, please just move on and lend a hand elsewhere. I have only used a forum one other time in my life and it was an extraordinarily unhelpful and actually hurtful experience that I would like very much not to repeat. Thank you for your time and thank you in advance for any help offered to me on this issue.
    09-28-2015 07:46 PM
  2. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    This is actually a great community, with a lot of great people (not including me, I'm the worse of the lot).
    Anyways, Cortana is just Bing wrapped in a lovely package. Bing is an integral part of Cortana, and everything about Cortana is run by Bing. Sorry, I'm afraid you can't change that. After all, Bing is Microsoft's, just as Cortana is. You can't change Google Now to Bing.
    ven07 likes this.
    09-28-2015 08:32 PM
  3. ven07's Avatar
    Sorry about your previously bad experience :) In some forums, users have no patience to deal with noobs, but sometimes forget that everyone has to start somewhere..

    Zachary is partially right :p tho im not sure if MS killed off the possibility via updates, but give it a whirl

    In any case, this article can help you :) Make the Windows 10 Start Menu and Cortana Search Google Instead of Bing
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-28-2015 08:33 PM
  4. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Sorry about your previously bad experience :) In some forums, users have no patience to deal with noobs, but sometimes forget that everyone has to start somewhere..

    Zachary is partially right :p tho im not sure if MS killed off the possibility via updates, but give it a whirl

    In any case, this article can help you :) Make the Windows 10 Start Menu and Cortana Search Google Instead of Bing
    ven you know me. I'm never wrong. Except when I am. And that's never.
    ven07 likes this.
    09-28-2015 08:39 PM

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