Windows 10 Insiders get access to Copilot

  • After starting a rollout of Copilot to Windows 11 users, Microsoft is testing the assistant with Windows 10 users.
  • Some Windows Insiders in the Release Preview Channel were given access to Copilot this week.
  • Microsoft says this preview of Copilot for Windows 10 will take a phased launch approach.

Since investing in OpenAI, Microsoft has been on a hard push to incorporate artificial intelligence into every product it can. One of the bigger pushes in that regard has been getting Windows users on board with AI through Cortana Copilot.

Microsoft has taken another crack at an assistant that can help Windows users in Copilot.

This application lets you organise windows, converse with Bing Chat and even change settings on your PC. This application only just recently arrived for some Windows 11 users – despite having the latest version of Windows we still don’t have access to it – and now Microsoft is testing it on Windows 10.

This week Microsoft began pushing out Windows 10 22H2 Build 19045.3757 (KB5032278) to Insiders in the Release Preview Channel. This update gives access to a Copilot preview for Windows 10 users.

“With this update, we are beginning to roll out Copilot in Windows (in preview) for devices running Windows 10, version 22H2 Home and Pro editions. Windows Insiders in Release Preview with eligible devices running Windows 10, version 22H2 who are interested in experiencing Copilot in Windows as soon as possible can choose to do so by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and turning on ”Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” and Check for updates,” Microsoft wrote.

“Windows Insiders on eligible devices in the Release Preview Channel who already did this with last week’s update should see Copilot in Windows shortly. As a reminder, this will be a phased launch via controlled feature rollout (CFR) over the coming months,” it continued.

Once enabled Copilot will behave similarly to how it behaves in Windows 11. The assistant can be launched from an icon on the taskbar and it will take up a portion of the screen real-estate but won’t overlap windows or block desktop content.

The choice to bring Copilot to Windows 10 is interesting given that the operating system is set to reach end of life in less than two years. However, as the most popular version of Windows, bringing AI to more users is in Microsoft’s best interests.

When exactly all Windows 10 users can expect to get access to Copilot is unclear but we suspect that given how quickly Microsoft has moved to bring it to Insiders, we suspect users won’t have to wait too long.


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