Microsoft has pushed Windows Copilot with the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build. It is available on the developer build but not on the Canary. Additionally, the company has yet to make it available to everyone; instead, it has only been enabled for a handful of users. It is common for companies to roll out features in a controlled manner to prevent system crashes or other issues.

As this is the first look at Windows Copilot, you may expect minor bugs, and not all features of Windows Copilot are functional. More features will be added to Windows Copilot over time with future updates. The priority for the company is to focus on making it functional with an in-device experience.

Enable Windows Copilot on Windows

Windows comes with many new features through updates, but not all features are enabled or shared by the company in their changelog. We will be using ViveTool, which is used to enable hidden Windows features that were turned off by default, even though they are included in your Windows distribution.

  • Download ViveTool from GitHub.
  • Create a folder named “vivetool” on your Local Disc (C:).
  • Locate your ViveTool and extract the file to Vivetool on your Local Disc (C:).
  • Now, you can start using ViveTool on your computer.

Execute Windows Copilot Code via Vivetool

  • Open Terminal as an administrator.
  • Type “cmd” and hit enter.
  • Next, type “cd desktop” or “cd C:ViVeTool” and hit enter.
  • After that, execute the “cd vivetool” command and then execute the following commands one by one:
    • vivetool /enable /id:44774629
    • vivetool /enable /id:44850061
    • vivetool /enable /id:44776738
    • vivetool /enable /id:42105254
    • vivetool /enable /id:41655236
  • That is it!

Restart File Explorer from the Task Manager.

  • Open Task Manager (Hotkey: Ctrl + Shift + Esc).
  • Search for “Explorer” and then right-click on Windows Explorer. From the context menu, choose “Restart Task.”
  • Close the Taskbar.

Restart your Windows 11

  • Now, restart Windows.
  • After restarting, you will have Windows Copilot on your system, placed on the Taskbar between Search and Taskview.
  • Click on it, as it will be labeled with a Windows Copilot preview.
  • That’s it!

The interface of Windows Copilot may be quite familiar to Microsoft Edge’s Copilot. Now you can start asking it questions by entering prompts in the text box. Also, you can ask it to turn some functions on or off.

How to Enable Windows Copilot on Windows 11 Insider (Developer Preview)

Note: Ensure you are running Windows Build 23493 or higher and have updated Microsoft Edge v115.0.1901.150 or higher.

After enabling this, you can launch it using the shortcut key Windows + C, which will use the same Microsoft Account you used on Microsoft Edge. This will appear docked to the right side of the screen and won’t overlap with your desktop content. It will run unobstructed alongside your app, which makes it interactable with Windows Copilot anytime by typing or speaking.