Windows Copilot: Want to try Windows artificial intelligence now? Here’s how to do it
July 6, 2023
In the ever-evolving world of technology, Microsoft introduces Windows Copilot, a groundbreaking tool integrated into the operating system as an intelligent sidebar. This innovative feature serves as a personal assistant, capable of answering any questions posed by users.
By combining Bing Chat and a range of plugins, Windows Copilot goes beyond generating on-demand content and summaries. It offers insightful suggestions and becomes a true companion for users. With the discontinuation of the Cortana project, which remained largely unused due to various reasons, Windows Copilot emerges as a powerful and promising tool.
Windows Copilot: Your Personal Assistant on Windows 11
The unveiling of Windows Copilot took place in May 2023, with Panos Panay, Chief Product Officer of Windows and Devices at Microsoft, leading the presentation. The new tool showcases Microsoft’s commitment to providing users with an intelligent and unified approach to assistance, accessible at any time and from any application. It seamlessly integrates with all running programs, adapting to the context of the user’s needs.
Building on the success of GitHub Copilot, a tool aimed at developers that generates functional code from simple natural language requests, and Microsoft 365 Copilot, which enhances productivity and automates tasks on behalf of the user, Microsoft takes a significant step forward. They bring artificial intelligence and generative models to Windows 11, making them available to the entire user base.
Windows Copilot, the latest addition to Windows 11, acts as a versatile “container” for various types of content. Users can effortlessly paste texts and images from any source, even from system applications that capture screenshots. Windows Copilot promptly processes the pasted content and provides the desired output. It even employs optical character recognition (OCR) when necessary.
With Windows Copilot, Microsoft empowers users with a comprehensive and intelligent assistant that enhances their productivity, provides valuable insights, and caters to their information needs. As Windows 11 evolves, this feature promises to become an indispensable tool for users across various domains.
How Microsoft’s Copilot AI Assistant Works?
It had been a certainty for several weeks: Microsoft’s Copilot AI assistant will be integrated into Windows 11.
Introduced last March by Microsoft, the Redmond-based company’s artificial intelligence assistant, Windows Copilot, promises to be one of the most powerful productivity tools available today. Its integration into Windows 11 was revealed a few weeks later, last May.
Now it’s done: the latest Windows Insider build (v23493) arrives with an AI passenger in its files, Copilot. However, at the moment, only a few insiders in the dev channel can experience it. However, there is a way to install the assistant on your computer, we reveal how to do it!
How to install Windows Copilot on your PC today?
The procedure was explained by our colleagues at Neowin. It of course requires some familiarity with a PC, but it is not very complex if you follow the tutorial.
- To get started, you have to download ViVeTool (a tool for enabling Windows features) from GitHub, then you simply extract all the files from the zipper folder.
- In the Windows search bar, enter “CMD” to display the command prompt. Run the application in administrator mode.
- Within the command prompt, go to the folder where you previously extracted the ViVeTool files using the cd (Change Directory) command, which simply changes the current directory.
- Once you have completed this step, enter the following commands, one after the other:
- vivetool /enable /id:44774629
- vivetool /enable /id:44850061
- vivetool /enable /id:44776738
- vivetool /enable /id:42105254
- vivetool /enable /id:41655236
5. Then, to complete the installation, simply restart your computer.
If you followed the instructions correctly, the Copilot icon should appear in the system tray. As a reminder, remember that you can easily configure the icons that appear in the taskbar. To do this, go to Windows Settings > Personalization > Taskbar (bottom right) > Select the icons to appear in the taskbar.
Otherwise, to start Copilot, simply Windows + C (this shortcut starts Cortana with earlier versions). Of course, keep in mind that Copilot is in the testing phase. So be lenient with Microsoft’s AI…