Microsoft’s AI-powered Copilot for Windows 10 now available for testing

Microsoft’s AI-powered Copilot for Windows 10 now available for testing

Microsoft is allowing Windows 10 users to try out the Copilot feature, which until now was only available in Windows 11. The software giant announced last week that Copilot would be coming to Windows 10, and now there is a Release Preview version of the operating system available for testers with Copilot built in.

Copilot in Windows 10 works very similarly to how it appears in Windows 11, with a button on the right side of the taskbar that allows you to activate the AI-based chatbot to answer queries and generate text. There are some slight differences in features simply because some of the skills or actions available in Windows 11 do not exist in Windows 10.

Windows 10 Home or Pro users who are in the Release Preview channel can try Copilot right now, and it will likely only be a matter of days or weeks before all Windows 10 users in supported markets get this new feature.

Microsoft explained last week that it was “reviewing” its approach to Windows 10, less than two years before it plans to end support for the operating system. Microsoft says it is making “additional investments” in Windows 10 and that there could be more AI features in the future. Microsoft says it won’t be making any major updates to Windows 10 yet, however.

However, it’s no surprise that Copilot is coming to Windows 10. It remains an incredibly popular operating system, with Windows 11 adoption lagging behind. A recent report, based on internal Microsoft data, revealed that Windows 11 had only reached 400 million devices after two years since its release. Windows 10 reached that milestone a year after its release and reached 600 million devices a few months after its second anniversary.

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