Windows 10’s Copilot begins to roll out to insiders

Microsoft recently announced that Copilot AI assistant has begun rolling out to Windows 10 Insiders on the Release Preview Channel. The new Windows 10 Preview build 19045.3575, released by Microsoft, features the Copilot assistant but is being launched in stages through a controlled feature rollout (CFR).

After installing build 19045.3575, Windows 10 Insiders on non-managed devices will need to enable the “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” toggle in Windows Update and check for updates to begin testing Copilot. According to the Windows Insider team, eligible devices in the Release Preview Channel who have already completed this process with the previous week’s update should see Copilot in Windows soon.

On Windows 10, Copilot appears as a shortcut on the right side of the taskbar. However, it will not appear if your taskbar is positioned vertically on the right or left sides of your screen. It is currently supported only when the taskbar is positioned horizontally at the top or bottom of the screen. Additionally, the Copilot shortcut will only display on the primary monitor and taskbar if you’re using multiple monitors.

Although Copilot on Windows 10 supports all features of the Bing chatbot, it currently lacks the ability to customize preferences and settings or open applications, features that the AI assistant supports on Windows 11. Last week, Microsoft announced the rebranding of its Bing Chatbot to “Copilot.” Copilot on Windows 10 and Windows 11 is essentially the previous Bing Chatbot running in an Edge window. However, Copilot on Windows 11 has the ability to integrate with system settings and Windows apps through plugins, a functionality that should be added to Copilot on Windows 10 in the future.

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