Microsoft is bringing its AI-powered Windows Copilot feature from Windows 11 to Windows 10, expanding its reach to a larger user base. The announcement comes as the company aims to tap into the growing popularity of AI functions and extend its capabilities beyond Microsoft Edge.
The Windows 10 version of Copilot will be made available in the Windows Insider Release Preview channel for the Home and Pro versions of the operating system. However, it will not be accessible for managed versions of Windows 10, such as the Enterprise and Education editions or Pro PCs managed by an IT department.
To run the Windows 10 version of Copilot, users will need a PC with at least 4GB of RAM and a 720p display. Initially, the feature will roll out to North American users and selected parts of Asia and South America, with plans to expand to other countries in the future.
Although the specific capabilities of Copilot for Windows 10 have not been clearly outlined by Microsoft, the Windows 11 version can modify system settings and work with documents stored on the PC. This suggests that the Windows 10 version may offer similar functionalities.
In addition to Copilot, the November preview update for Windows 10 includes bug fixes and introduces the ability to automatically install preview updates. This enhancement aims to streamline the user experience and ensure a smoother operation of the operating system.
It is important to note that the release of Copilot for Windows 10 does not impact the broader support timeline for the OS, which is still scheduled to end in October 2025. Despite the upcoming release of Windows 11, Windows 10 remains the most widely used version of the operating system, with over two-thirds of active Windows installs, according to Statcounter data.
By extending the reach of Copilot to Windows 10, Microsoft aims to take advantage of its large user base and broaden the application of AI functions. This move reflects the company’s commitment to leveraging AI technology across its range of products and services.
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