Windows 8.1, 10 Update Makes Bing Desktop Available for Download

By: Radu Tyrsina
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To be able to search from desktop in Windows or Windows 8.1, you will need to download either Google or Bing. But now I’ve discovered that a fresh update makes it available for download via Windows Update.
bing desktop windows 8.1I have turned off automatic updates in the Windows Store and Windows Update so that I could be notified of what exactly has been made new or changed by Microsoft. So, if you too are doing the same thing, then there’s a chance that you have noticed what I did – that Microsoft has made the Bing Desktop tool available for download as a Windows 8.1 updated.

Online searches straight from the desktop

As you can see above image, I’ve installed Bing Desktop v 1.3.1 on today’s date and the update was an optional one. It’s a clever way for Microsoft to bing desktop windows 8promote its search engine. By using Bing Desktop in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, you can search Bing straight from the desktop, without having to open a browsers to do it. Of course, the results will appear in a new browser page.


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Read Also: Microsoft Bing News App Crashes in Windows 8.1

Besides the search function from the desktop, you can see the weather in your location, news headlines and trending images and videos. If you haven’t installed Bing Desktop through the Windows 8.1 Update tool, you can use the direct link from below to do it.

Download Bing Desktop for Windows 8.1

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  2. Click “Start Scan” to find Windows issues that could be causing PC problems.
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