Microsoft has recently announced that it is expanding the availability of its AI-powered assistant, Copilot, to Windows 10 systems enrolled in the Insider Program. This move aims to broaden the user reach of Copilot and provide a more advanced and personalized experience for Windows 10 users.
Initially introduced in September, Copilot was only available with Windows 11 22H2. However, Microsoft has now enabled it by default on Windows 11 23H2 devices as well. This means that customers who want to test Copilot on Windows 10 22H2 devices can enroll in the Windows Insider Program for Business Release Preview Channel.
The rollout of Copilot to systems running Home and unmanaged Pro editions of Windows 10 22H2 will be done gradually over the course of several months. Users with eligible Windows 10 22H2 devices can opt-in to be part of the early Copilot testing by activating a toggle and checking for updates.
It’s important to note that the Windows 10 end of support date of October 14, 2025 remains unchanged. So, while Copilot is being introduced to Windows 10, it will not extend the support timeline for the operating system.
To launch Copilot, users can simply click on the Copilot icon on the taskbar, and the assistant supports voice interactions. However, it’s worth mentioning that not all Copilot functionality will be available in Windows 10, such as opening apps or customizing preferences.
Initially, the preview release of Copilot in Windows 10 will be available in specific global markets, with more markets being added gradually. It’s important to note that systems running Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions of Windows 10 will not be part of the Copilot rollout.
IT admins can prepare for Copilot on Windows 10 by referring to the guidance provided on the “Manage Copilot in Windows” support page. This will help them optimize the integration of Copilot into their Windows 10 systems.
This recent announcement confirms previous reports that Microsoft plans to integrate Copilot into the desktops of Windows 10 users. By doing so, they aim to enhance the overall user experience and make Copilot available to a wider audience. With Copilot’s AI-powered assistance, Windows 10 users can expect a more seamless and personalized computing experience in the near future.