Microsoft’s AI-powered Copilot for Windows 10 is now available to test
Users of Windows 10 may now test out the Copilot function, which was previously exclusive to Windows 11. The major software company said last week that Copilot would be included in Windows 10, and as of right now, testers may download a Release Preview version of the OS that includes Copilot.
With a button on the taskbar’s right side that opens the AI-powered chatbot to respond to questions and produce text, Copilot in Windows 10 functions similarly to how it does in Windows 11. Because some of the abilities or activities included in Windows 11 are absent from Windows 10, there are some minor feature changes.
You may try Copilot right now on Windows 10 Home or Pro if you’re in the Release Preview channel. It should arrive in a few days or weeks for all Windows 10 customers in supported areas.
Less than two years before it intends to stop supporting Windows 10, Microsoft disclosed last week that it was “revisiting” its approach to the operating system. Microsoft claims that it is investing “more resources” in Windows 10 and that more AI features may be released in the future. However, Microsoft claims that it will not be releasing any significant updates for Windows 10.
Vice president of Windows marketing Aaron Woodman emphasized, “This is the last version of Windows 10, so that’s 22H2, we’re not changing any of that with Windows 10,” during a meeting with The Verge last week. “We’re not changing the date of Windows 10’s end of support, which is still October 14, 2025.”
The fact that Copilot will be available on Windows 10 is expected, though. Even with Windows 11 adoption trailing behind, it remains a very popular operating system. After two years of release, a recent study based on Microsoft internal statistics showed that barely 400 million PCs were running Windows 11. A year after its launch, Windows 10 achieved that milestone, and a few months after its second anniversary, it topped 600 million devices.