Unlocking the Power of Copilot in Windows 10: What You Need to Know

Copilot in Windows 10

Microsoft has announced the rollout of Copilot in Windows 10 along with the Windows 10 Build 19045.3757 to the Release Preview Channel. The update will be available for Windows Insiders on Windows 10 version 22H2 Home and Pro editions.

If you have a device running Windows 10 version 22H2, you can experience Copilot in Windows by navigating to Settings | Update & Security | Windows Update. You should then activate “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” and check for updates. If you already performed this action on your Windows 10 device running Release Preview Channel, then you will view an update soon. Microsoft disclosed that the Copilot in Windows will be available via Controlled Feature Rollout (CFR) over the upcoming months.

You will be able to locate Copilot in Windows button directly from the right side of the Windows 10 Taskbar. The Copilot in Windows will appear on the right side of the screen upon selecting. The Copilot window will not overlap with desktop content or block open app windows.

Microsoft has disclosed that Windows 10 Pro edition devices running version 22H2 that are managed by enterprise organizations will not be included in the initial Copilot in Windows rollout. Additionally, Windows 10 Enterprise and Education edition devices running version 22H2 will not be included in the initial rollout of Copilot in Windows.

You should note that Copilot in Windows will not work when your Taskbar is located vertically either vertically or horizontally of your screen. You should make sure to place the Windows 10 Taskbar horizontally either on the top or bottom of your screen to work with Copilot in Windows. You will visualize instability after clicking Refresh button in Copilot experience. If you click links inside the Copilot arena, then Copilot and Microsoft Edge tend to crash. Microsoft disclosed that Copilot is not supported on multi-monitor setup and the icon will appear only on the primary monitor and Taskbar.

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Microsoft has pushed Copilot preview in select global markets and additional markets will be added over time. To work with Copilot in Windows, your device requires more than 4GB RAM and the display adapter should provide support for 720P+ resolution. You should reboot to enable Copilot.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at admin@netans.com

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