A few days ago, Microsoft confirmed the rumor that has been circulating for the past few days where it is said that the Artificial Intelligence of Windows 11, Copilot, will come, against all odds, to Windows 10, a pleasant surprise for users who cannot. update their computers to the latest version of the Microsoft operating system.
In the same document, the company founded by Satya Nadella also said that the end of support for Windows 10 is still scheduled for October 14, 2025, a date that was almost changed days before, so that the users who plan to update their computers to enjoy Windows 11, continue to do so and the market share of this version continues to grow.
The first thing we need to remember before activating Copilot in Windows 10 is that, like Windows 11, it is not currently available in Europe because of the Digital Markets Law, so we have to wait a few months, maybe until early 2024. , so we can start enjoying Microsoft AI on Windows. If you live outside the European Union or want to be one of the first to try Copilot on Windows, below we show you the steps to follow to activate it before others.
How to activate Copilot in Windows 10
First of all, the first requirement that our PC must meet is that the build number of the version of Windows 10 that we have installed is the number 19045.3754. In addition, it is also necessary that the computer has 4 GB of RAM and a minimum resolution of 720p. If our PC meets these requirements, to start enjoying Copilot on Windows, we need to download the KB5032278 update through Release the Preview Channel and install it on our computer.
In addition, it is also necessary to use the ViveTool tool to activate the three experimental functions, which we will discuss below. As this is a feature that is still in beta, it is not available through Windows Update Catalog so it is necessary to designate the Release Preview Channel so that our team can build 19045.3754 and thus download the KB5032278 update.
To find out the version number of Windows 10 that we have installed, we need to access the Windows configuration options (Win + i) and access the System section. Within this section, we go to the About option and check if the version number we installed is the number 19045.3754. Otherwise, we cannot do the process.
Next, we downloaded the ViveToool tool. an open source tool that allows us to activate hidden experiments available in Windows 10 and Windows 11. Once we download it, we unzip the file and transfer it to root of C for easier access from the command line.
Next, we access CMD with administrator permissions and we moved to the directory where we unzipped the ViteTool application. The experimental functions that we need to activate are: 46686174, 47530616, 44755019, so the command line that we need to use in combination with ViveTool is as follows:
Finally, we must restart our PC and, if we have completed all the steps correctly, the Copilot icon will be displayed in the right corner of the taskbar. At the moment, this version of Copilot is in beta, so we do not have the same functions available in Windows 11, such as the possibility to interact with all the functions of Windows 10. If you are not in a hurry to start using Copilot in Windows 10, it is best to wait for it to be well polished and released with the corresponding Windows 10 update in the coming months.