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How to Clear Search History on Windows 8 or 8.1 Computer

It is well-known that computer has played an extremely significant role in saving data, searching materials and many other aspects. Nevertheless, from another perspective, it seems that our privacy will be easily disclosed by the data and searching history if our computers are used, hacked, or stolen by other people. For the sake of protecting our privacy, clearing search history on computer is highly recommended. Therefore, this article will exclusively introduce how to do it on Windows 8 or 8.1 computers.

Video guide on how to clear search history on Windows 8:

2 ways to clear search history on Windows 8/8.1 computer:

Way 1: Clear all search history in PC settings.

Step 1: Go to PC settings from the Start Menu or Desktop.

Step 2: In PC settings, choose Search in the left menu, and click Delete history on the right, as shown in the following screenshot.

After a while, as you can see from the picture below, the process of deleting search history is done.


Way 2: Clear search history by deleting search items one by one.

Open Computer with the hotkey of Windows key+E, click in the search box on the top right, point at the search item you want to remove and press Delete on the keyboard.

Looking at the following photo, you can see that the selected search item is deleted instantly.

In a word, once the search history on the computer is deleted, no one else can know what have been searched except the computer owner. As a consequence, the privacy is preserved to a large extent.

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