Some Windows 10 users can already try the Microsoft Copilot AI assistant
Access to the AI assistant Microsoft Copilot is already available for some Windows 10 users who can install the version of the assistant through the Release Preview version. This means that Copilot is available within the Windows Insider program, but there is no guarantee that the AI assistant will work even if you are part of this program, that is, if you do not have a compatible device to run it.
Just a few days after the news that Windows 10 will also get an AI assistant, the rumors are slowly being fulfilled. However, access to Copilot features may take some time if the device you are using does not meet the requirements to run them, the company said.
If, on the other hand, the device meets the conditions required by Copilot and you want to enable it as soon as possible, Microsoft suggests turning on the option to download the latest updates as soon as they are available (“Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available”). You can turn this option on by going to Settings, then Update & Security, and then Windows Update.
The conditions required by Copilot on the device mean that you have at least 4 GB of RAM and a display adapter that supports a resolution of at least 720p. If you’re using a VPN, it’s probably possible to get these features through it, given that the Preview version is currently only available on North American soil, in parts of Asia and South America.
Also, Copilot will not work if your Taskbar is placed vertically on the left or right side of the screen, but it must be in a horizontal setting at the bottom of the screen. Also, if you use multiple monitors, Copilot will only work on the primary one.
The possibilities provided by Copilot are based on artificial intelligence functions and it can function as a classic AI chatbot, but also manage some Windows functions. However, it will work a little differently on Windows 11, considering that some features of this operating system are not available on the Windows 10 version.
You can read more about the capabilities of the Copilot assistant here.