Microsoft will roll out Copilot AI to Windows 10 systems enrolled in the Insider program over the coming months.
Copilot in Windows was first introduced in September, initially available with Windows 11 22H2, and is now automatically enabled by default on Windows 11 23H2 devices.
Customers who want to test Copilot on Windows 10 22H2 devices will soon be able to sign up for the Windows Insider program for the Business Release Preview Channel.
Copilot will gradually roll out to systems running the unmanaged Home and Pro editions of Windows 10 22H2 through a controlled feature rollout over several months.
Users with eligible Windows 10 22H2 devices who want to participate in early Copilot testing can sign up by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, enabling the new “Get the latest updates as soon as” toggle. they are available.” and check for updates after installing the November 2023 Non-Security Preview Update.
“The end of support date for Windows 10, October 14, 2025, is unchanged,” Redmond says on a support page released today.
“Copilot on Windows is currently in preview. We will continue to experiment with new ideas and methods using your feedback.”
Once added to a Windows 10 system, users can launch Copilot by clicking the Copilot icon at the end of the taskbar to open a docked chat window on the desktop where they can enter their queries. Just like the Windows 11 version, Copilot in Windows 10 will also support voice interactions, which can be enabled by clicking the microphone icon in the chat window.
While similar to the Windows 11 experience, not all Copilot features will be available in Windows 10 (for example, you won’t be able to open apps or customize preferences).
The preview version of Copilot in Windows 10 will be available in specific global markets. North America and parts of Asia and South America are the first markets for pre-release versions of Copilot in Windows, and other markets will be added gradually.
Additionally, the company clarified that systems running Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions of Windows 10 will not be part of the Copilot rollout.
“Windows 10 Pro Edition devices on build 22H2 that are managed by organizations will not be included in the initial rollout of Copilot in Windows with this preliminary non-security update in November,” the company said today. Windows Insider Program team.
“Windows 10 Enterprise and Education devices on build 22H2 are also not included in the initial rollout of Copilot in Windows with this November non-security preview update.”
IT administrators can prepare for Copilot on Windows 10 by following the instructions on the “Manage Copilot on Windows” support page.
Today’s announcement confirms a recent report from Windows Central that revealed Microsoft’s plans to significantly expand Copilot’s user reach by bringing the AI assistant into Windows 10 users’ desktops.
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