Microsoft Copilot 365 AI assistant is set to arrive on Windows 10

Microsoft Copilot 365 AI assistant

Microsoft plans to introduce the Copilot AI-powered assistant to Windows 10 systems enrolled in the Insider Program in the upcoming months. The initial introduction of Copilot in Windows occurred in September, initially associated with Windows 11 22H2. It is now automatically activated on Windows 11 23H2 devices. Customers interested in testing Copilot on Windows 10 22H2 devices will soon have the option to enroll in the Windows Insider Program for the Business Release Preview Channel.

Microsoft Copilot 365 will be introduced gradually to Home and unmanaged Pro editions of Windows 10 22H2 through a controlled feature rollout spanning several months. Users with eligible Windows 10 22H2 devices eager for early Copilot testing can opt-in by navigating to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. Activate the newly added “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” toggle and check for updates after installing the November 2023 non-security preview update.

Microsoft emphasizes that the Windows 10 end of support date of October 14, 2025, remains unchanged. Currently available as a preview, Microsoft Copilot 365 in Windows reflects the company’s commitment to experimenting with new ideas and methods, driven by valuable user feedback.

Once integrated into a Windows 10 system, users can launch Copilot by clicking the Copilot icon at the end of the taskbar, opening a chat window docked on the desktop for typing queries. Similar to the Windows 11 version, Copilot in Windows 10 will support voice interactions, activated by clicking the microphone icon in the chat window.

While sharing similarities with the Windows 11 experience, Microsoft Copilot 365 in Windows 10 has some distinctions. For instance, users won’t have the ability to open apps or customize preferences. The preview release of Copilot in Windows 10 will initially be accessible in specific global markets, with North America, parts of Asia, and South America leading the way. Microsoft plans to gradually extend Copilot availability to additional markets.

Microsoft has officially announced that the Copilot AI assistant is set to arrive on Windows 10

Microsoft specifies that the Copilot rollout excludes systems running Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions of Windows 10. Devices with Windows 10 Pro edition (version 22H2) managed by organizations, and Windows 10 Enterprise and Education edition devices (version 22H2), will not be included in the initial rollout of Microsoft Copilot 365 in Windows, starting with the November non-security preview update.

IT administrators can prepare for Copilot on Windows 10 by following the guidance provided on the “Manage Copilot in Windows” support page. This announcement confirms recent reports, such as the one from Windows Central, disclosing Microsoft’s plans to significantly expand Copilot’s user reach by integrating the AI assistant into the desktops of Windows 10 users.