Microsoft brings AI assistant Copilot to Windows 10

Previously, Microsoft introduced a major update for Windows 11, version 23H2, with the most notable feature being the artificial intelligence (AI) assistant, Copilot. This innovation positioned Windows 11 as the first PC platform to offer users centralized AI assistance. A few days ago, a Microsoft support document indicated that Copilot will also be integrated into Windows 10.

Microsoft has already incorporated Copilot in the Windows 10 Preview Build 19045.3757, signaling an impending widespread deployment. This development is somewhat unexpected, given that Microsoft had previously stated that the Windows 10 22H2 update, released in October 2022, would be the last feature update for the operating system, with support ending on October 14, 2025.

In the released preview announcement screenshots, Copilot appears very similar to its iteration in Windows 11, integrated as a sidebar tool within the operating system. It is important to note that in the current version, if a user’s taskbar is vertically positioned on the sides of the screen, Copilot will not function; it must be placed at the bottom of the screen.

The minimum requirements for running Copilot on Windows 10 are not demanding, needing at least 4GB of memory and a display resolution of at least 720p. This encompasses a wide range of PCs equipped with Windows 10, including some older, more affordable laptops and desktops. If a user’s PC does not meet these requirements, Microsoft may not push the Copilot-inclusive preview version to them. Microsoft has stated that it may take some time for a device to be identified as meeting the Copilot functionality standards, and even with the option to “get updates as soon as possible” enabled, it may not immediately become available.

Furthermore, this preview version is currently only applicable to PCs running Windows 10 Home and Professional editions, with Enterprise and Education editions needing to wait a bit longer.