Windows Copilot is a new AI-powered assistant that helps you navigate Windows 11. It provides assistance with various tasks, such as finding files, setting reminders, and composing emails.
This system allows users to get the most out of their Windows 11 experience. So we will tell you the steps to enable Windows Copilot on your system. But before that, let’s take a look at how Windows Copilot works.
How Windows Copilot works
Windows Copilot comes as a standalone app in Windows 11 and can be accessed from the taskbar in all apps and programs. To activate it, simply click the Copilot button located next to the search bar on the taskbar. This assistant uses natural language queries to provide personalized answers to your questions, just like ChatGPT and Bing Chat.
It can also take actions on your behalf, like changing a setting, starting a playlist, or opening an app. Plus, it has the ability to summarize, rewrite, or explain the content you see in the apps. And of course it also provides ChatGPT-like responses in the context of a conversation.
Enable Copilot in Windows 11
Note that not all Windows Insiders have access to the Copilot feature at this time, as Microsoft is gradually rolling it out. However, if you don’t want to wait, you can use a third-party tool to get this feature. Please note that this is a preview, so some features may not be available yet.
To install the Copilot feature, you must be running the Windows Insider build of Windows 11. Currently, it is only available on the Dev channel (Windows 11 build 23493). If you’re not on the development channel but want to test this feature, follow these steps:
Enroll your PC in the Windows Insider Dev Channel
- Open the Windows 11 Settings app: Windows Update.
- Select the Windows Insider Program and sign in with your Microsoft account.
- Click the “Get Started” button.
- Link your Microsoft account and choose the Dev channel.
- Press “Continue” and follow the steps that appear on the screen.
- Go back to Windows Update and click the “Check for updates” button.
Download and install the new version of Windows 11
- After completing the above process, your PC will download and install a new version of Windows 11. Make sure the build is later than version 23493.
- Once the update is obtained, follow the steps below described by the XDA Developers To run Copilot on Windows 11:
Run Copilot on Windows 11
- Download the latest version of ViveTool GUI from GitHub.
- Run the installer and follow the onscreen instructions to install the app.
- After installing the app, run it.
- In the “Select Build” section on the left, choose the 23493.1000 option and wait for the list to load (this may take a few minutes).
- Then click the “Change a role manually” button.
- Find the number 44774629, click “Take action” and select “Activate feature”. Make sure you click “Close” after selecting “Activate Feature”.
- Do the same for functions numbered 44850061, 44776738, 42105254, and 41655236.
- Update the Microsoft Edge browser by clicking the three-dot button, selecting “Help and feedback” and then “About Microsoft Edge.” The browser will download an update. Restart your PC. You may need to do this several times, two or three times.
- After your PC restarts, you can start Windows Copilot by pressing Windows Key + C.
Differences between Copilot and other AI assistants
Here are the differences between Windows Copilot and other AI assistants like Cortana or Siri:
- Integration into the operating system: Copilot is built into Windows 11, unlike Cortana and Siri, which are separate apps that need to be downloaded.
- Customization and additional tasks: It is designed to provide a more personalized experience and can perform tasks such as summarizing documents, suggesting music and offering technical support for your PC. Also, you can answer questions in the context of a conversation.
- Using Natural Language Queries: Like ChatGPT and Bing Chat, Copilot uses natural language queries to provide personalized answers to user questions.
- Actions on behalf of the user: Has the ability to perform actions on behalf of the user, such as changing settings, launching playlists, or opening applications.
- Summary and explanation of content: Copilot can summarize, rewrite, and even explain the content displayed in apps.
- Plugin Integration: Allows the integration of own and third-party plugins.