To experience the enhanced AI capabilities, enable Windows Copilot in Windows 11 previews. Windows Copilot has been released as a preview feature on the Windows 11 Dev channel with Build 23493, promising deep and integrated AI experiences. Users can have natural language conversations with Copilot to modify settings, seek assistance, and interact with their Windows 11 PCs. This guide will walk you through the steps to enable Windows Copilot on your Windows 11 PC.
Requirements to Use Windows Copilot:
- Ensure your PC is enrolled in the Dev channel of the Windows 11 Insider program and has been updated to build 23493 or later.
- It is recommended to have Microsoft Edge 115 installed. If not already installed, you can download it from the Beta or Dev channel.
Checking If Windows Copilot is Enabled on Windows 11:
- Confirm that your PC is running the latest Windows 11 Dev Build (23493 or later). Look for the presence of the Copilot icon in the Taskbar, indicating that Windows Copilot is enabled.
How to Force Enable Windows Copilot on Windows 11:
- Download and extract ViVeTool to a folder on your PC.
- Right-click on the extracted folder and select “Copy as path.”
- Open Command Prompt or Windows Terminal with Administrator privileges.
- In the Command Prompt, type “cd” followed by a space and then paste the path you copied. The command should look similar to:
- Navigate to the ViVeTool folder in the Command Prompt and execute the following commands one by one using the provided ViVeTool IDs:
vivetool /enable /id:44774629 vivetool /enable /id:44850061 vivetool /enable /id:44776738 vivetool /enable /id:42105254 vivetool /enable /id:41655236
- Restart your PC after executing the commands.
- Windows Copilot will be enabled, and you should see the Copilot icon in the Taskbar.
- If the Copilot icon is missing or unresponsive, open Taskbar settings and toggle the Copilot (preview) option.
Using Windows Copilot on Windows 11:
- Access Windows Copilot by clicking on the Copilot icon in the Taskbar or by pressing “Windows + C” on your keyboard.
- Ensure you have an active internet connection to fully utilize the features of Copilot.
First Impressions of Windows Copilot on Windows 11:
In initial testing, Windows Copilot exhibits similarities to the Bing Sidebar in Edge. However, it provides system-wide availability, allowing interaction throughout the operating system. Copilot can execute local system actions, such as taking screenshots and toggling dark mode or do not disturb, through natural language commands. Additionally, it offers text generation for various purposes, including stories, poems, and emails. Students may find our guide on using AI in Google Docs for content creation helpful.
Note: Certain scenarios, Copilot may not directly perform local actions but instead suggest options for users to click and make the desired changes. Currently, Copilot’s in-context answers are limited to Edge tabs and do not extend to other browsers like Chrome. It also does not work with PDF or text files opened in other programs.
While voice interaction is currently absent, which would be expected as Copilot aims to replace Cortana, it’s important to remember that this is the initial preview of Windows Copilot. Further updates are expected to enhance its capabilities, incorporating more local actions and features to make it an impressive tool for Windows 11 users.
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Windows Copilot introduces deep AI integration to Windows 11, enabling natural language interactions, system actions, and text generation. By following the provided steps, you can enable Windows Copilot and take advantage of its features. Although still in its early stages, Windows Copilot shows promise, and future updates will likely enhance its functionality and make it an invaluable tool for Windows 11 users.