– Microsoft is allowing Windows 10 users to try out Copilot, a generative AI-powered assistant.
– Users need to be enrolled in the Windows Insider tester program and may not get immediate access to Copilot.
– The system requirements for Copilot include at least 4GB of RAM and a display adapter with a resolution of at least 720p.
– Copilot is currently only available in select markets and may not work with certain display configurations or on Windows 10 Pro machines managed by an organization.
– To use Copilot, users can click on the icon that appears on the right side of the taskbar and interact with the chatbot for various tasks.
– Microsoft is bringing Copilot to Windows 10 to cater to the large number of PCs still running the operating system, which could be more appealing to investors.
Folks who are still sticking with (or who can’t install Windows 11 on their machine) may now be able to check out one of the most buzzed about features in years on their machine. Just a few days after Microsoft , users with eligible devices can install a that includes access to the generative AI-powered assistant.
You’ll need to be enrolled in the Windows Insider tester program to install the preview build and potentially try out Copilot on Windows 10 Home or Pro. There’s no guarantee you’ll get access to the chatbot immediately either. says “It may take time for your device to be confirmed as eligible for Copilot on Windows so it may not show up right away.” To get swift access to Copilot when it’s confirmed your machine is eligible, Microsoft suggests turning on the ”Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.
To run Copilot, your system will need at least 4GB of RAM and a display adapter that supports a resolution of at least 720p. Microsoft notes that the preview of the chatbot is only available in select markets (i.e. North America, and some areas of Asia and South America) for now, so you may be locked out on a geographical basis.
There are some other quirks that may preclude you from checking out Copilot on Windows 10. It won’t work if you position your taskbar on the left or right of your display. You’ll need to have the taskbar in a horizontal orientation. Copilot isn’t fully compatible with multi-monitor setups either. You’ll only see the icon on your primary display. In addition, Copilot won’t be available on Windows 10 Pro machines that are managed by an organization for the time being.
To fire up Copilot when it’s available on your device, click the icon that appears on the right side of the taskbar. Through the chatbot, you can ask questions, manage Windows features and interact with documents. As notes, Copilot works slightly differently on Windows 10, if only because some features aren’t available. Several key apps in the newer OS have .
It’s not exactly a major mystery as to why Microsoft is bringing Copilot to Windows 10. According to , Windows 10 still powers some 69 percent of Windows-based desktops, compared with the 26 percent or so that run Windows 11. That means hundreds of millions of PCs are still running Windows 10. If Microsoft can say Copilot is available on more than a billion computers (compared with the 400 million that are estimated to be running Windows 11), that could be more appealing to the company’s investors.
This article originally appeared on Engadget at https://www.engadget.com/windows-10-users-can-now-try-out-microsofts-copilot-ai-153316313.html?src=rss
AI Eclipse TLDR:
Microsoft is allowing Windows 10 users to try out their AI-powered assistant, Copilot. Users with eligible devices can install a preview build that includes access to the generative AI assistant. However, users need to be enrolled in the Windows Insider tester program and there is no guarantee of immediate access. To get access, Microsoft suggests turning on the “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” option in the settings. The preview of Copilot is currently only available in select markets, and there are some limitations, such as the need for a horizontal taskbar orientation and limited compatibility with multi-monitor setups. Copilot allows users to ask questions, manage Windows features, and interact with documents. Microsoft is bringing Copilot to Windows 10 because it still powers a majority of Windows-based desktops compared to Windows 11. This move could be appealing to investors, as it will be available on a larger number of computers.