Microsoft has made an exception by backporting its AI-powered Windows Copilot feature to Windows 10, despite most new updates being exclusive to Windows 11. The Copilot feature will be available in the Windows Insider Release Preview channel for Windows 10 Home and Pro versions. However, it will not be accessible for Enterprise and Education editions or Pro PCs managed by an IT department.
To run the Copilot feature, users will need a PC with a minimum of 4GB RAM and at least a 720p display. Initially, the feature will be rolled out to North American users before expanding to other countries gradually. Although the Windows 11 version of Copilot can modify system settings and work with documents, details about the Windows 10 version remain limited.
The Windows 10 November preview update also includes bug fixes and a new toggle in Windows Update, allowing users to receive the latest updates promptly. Despite the ongoing support for Windows 10, with security updates planned until October 14, 2025, Windows 11’s stricter system requirements have left many Windows 10 PCs behind.
Although Windows 11 adoption has exceeded Microsoft’s internal targets, extending Copilot support to Windows 10 is still worthwhile. Windows 10 accounts for over two-thirds of active Windows installations, allowing Microsoft to reach users who would otherwise be unable to access the service. Furthermore, Microsoft’s AI-focused strategy for 2023 involves incorporating AI into as many products as possible, aiming to cast a wide net with its AI efforts.
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