How to Disable Bing Desktop in Windows 8/Windows 8.1

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Bing Desktop can be accessed to change wallpapers, configure an automatic wallpaper changing schedule, search the web, etc.

If you want to take a break from Bing Desktop, instead of uninstalling the software from the computer altogether, you can just disable it on Windows 8/Windows 8.1. When Bing Desktop is disabled, it no longer initializes during the system start-up.

You can re-enable the application easily without having to install the software all over again.

Here is how you can disable Bing Desktop from your Windows 8/Windows 8.1 computer:

  • Log on to Windows 8/Windows 8.1 using the administrator account.
  • On the Start screen, press Windows + R keys to open the Run command box.
  • In the Run command box, type MSCONFIG in the available field, and press Enter.
  • On the System Configuration box, go to the Startup tab.
  • From the displayed interface, click Open Task Manager.
  • From the Task Manager window, make sure that the Startup tab is selected.
  • From the displayed list of applications, click to select Bing Desktop Application.
  • Once selected, from the bottom-right corner, click the Disable button.
  • Once done, close the opened interface and restart the computer to allow the changes to take effect.