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First of all, this is only for the release version of Windows 8, not the beta, not RT nor any other version. If disabling the "Bing" subsystem is not possible then maybe there is a removal process? Either way I want it to stop interfering with everything I do with and on Google.

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How does bing 'interfere with everything I do'? It just sits out of the way for me if I don't use it. –  ACarter Nov 11 '12 at 14:47
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You'll up-vote once it happens to you after about a week of using windows 8. Expect to wait at least 60 seconds for Gmail to load in Chrome or IE. This is serious and I can't many who have started seeing it yet. –  Mondain Nov 11 '12 at 14:48
    
It is my assumption of course, since Bing is so deeply ingrained into windows 8. This does not happen in windows 7 or linux. –  Mondain Nov 11 '12 at 14:50
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Uninstalling Windows will get rid of Bing as well. You should consider that option instead, because there are other components in Windows that interfere with "stuff", like Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer, etc. –  TFM Nov 11 '12 at 15:03
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I don't understand how it is interfering? I'm using Windows 8 from 2 months and it just stays out of the way if I don't open it. This is a vague question –  pratnala Nov 12 '12 at 11:10

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Uninstall Bing?

Right-click (swipe downwards in touch) on the tile, and hit uninstall.

If it isn't pinned to start, you can do exactly the same from the 'all apps' screen.

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Ok, I did this.. now checking to see if its "fixed" –  Mondain Nov 11 '12 at 14:56
    
There is some improvement, especially in IE10; time to reboot the system in classic windows style –  Mondain Nov 11 '12 at 15:02
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@Mondain - If removing Bing broke your Windows Update then your installation is corrupt because I was able to remove Bing on my system, and it didn't affect anything. –  Ramhound Nov 11 '12 at 16:03
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There's nothing to be scared about, everything will be kept, it just replaces your core windows files. –  Tek Nov 11 '12 at 16:54
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Refresh has fixed the issues I was having for now, the only catch is that "refresh" deletes all your apps but it does write an html page to tell you what apps were removed with some of them having links to their sites (minus the google links). –  Mondain Nov 11 '12 at 18:59

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