Windows 11’s New Feature, Copilot, Backported to Windows 10 with Limited Availability
Microsoft’s highly anticipated Windows 11 release brought a slew of exciting updates and features to the operating system. However, many of these changes were exclusive to Windows 11, leaving Windows 10 users longing for the same enhancements. In a surprising move, Microsoft has now announced that the AI-powered feature, Windows Copilot, will be backported to Windows 10.
Windows Copilot utilizes artificial intelligence to provide users with a more seamless and efficient computing experience. It allows for easier system settings adjustments and streamlined document handling on the PC. Previously, this innovative feature was only available for Windows 11 users. However, Microsoft is now making it accessible to Windows 10 users as well.
The backported version of Copilot will be specifically available for Windows 10 Home and Pro editions. Unfortunately, Enterprise, Education, and managed versions will not be receiving this update. To run Copilot, users will need a computer with a minimum of 4GB of RAM and at least a 720p display.
Initially, the feature will roll out to users in North America, as well as select regions in Asia and South America. However, Microsoft has stated that it will gradually expand availability to other countries over time.
Microsoft has not released detailed information regarding the capabilities of Copilot for Windows 10. Nonetheless, its inclusion is a welcome addition for users preferring to remain on the older operating system. Additionally, the November preview update for Windows 10 also includes bug fixes and the automatic update feature introduced in Windows 11.
Despite Windows 11’s successful adoption surpassing Microsoft’s expectations, the strict system requirements for the new OS have left a substantial number of Windows 10 PCs unable to upgrade. With Windows 10 still accounting for over two-thirds of active Windows installs, it makes sense for Microsoft to extend Copilot support to the older operating system.
This move not only benefits Windows 10 users but also allows Microsoft to reach a larger user base and expand its AI efforts across products. By providing Windows 10 users with the same innovative features as Windows 11, Microsoft continues to demonstrate its commitment to delivering a seamless and personalized computing experience for all its users.
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