Microsoft has started rolling out the Windows 11 September 2023 Update, which brings an AI-first upgrade to the operating system. The update was shared last month during the Microsoft Special Event and is available as an optional update. The stable update will be rolled out as Windows 11 23H2.
Windows 11 CoPilot, which comes with the platform’s latest update, can be accessed from the taskbar. The CoPilot will appear next to the Windows Start button, allowing you to start it. The company has been testing this for several months. It can handle many tasks, including system tasks like enabling dark mode and playing music on Spotify.
What is Microsoft’s Windows 11 CoPilot?
Microsoft is quickly integrating various AI improvements into its operating system. Earlier this year, the company invested $10 billion in OpenAI and is using AI advancements to power its products and services. The company starts AGI with the introduction of the new Bing Chatbot and continues to expand into Microsoft 365. It is now also part of Windows 11 and its apps such as Paint, Snipping Tool, ClipChamp, Smart App Control, Photos and more.
There are no additional costs associated with Windows 11 CoPilot. If you don’t see CoPilot on Windows 11, update to the latest version of Windows 11. Make sure you update your laptop to the latest version. Also note that this is being rolled out gradually, so please be patient when upgrading to Windows 11 CoPilot. Windows 11 CoPilot is like an AI assistant that can handle tasks and understand the context to perform actions.
Users can ask in natural language, and the company plans to allow third parties to offer AI capabilities on their AI products with plug-ins. As Microsoft offers productivity products and services, including Microsoft Windows 11 and Microsoft 365, there are collaboration features and ways to further improve individuals’ productivity. You’ll find Windows CoPilot with the Windows 11 23H2 upgrade, which appears in the sidebar. It doesn’t overlap with your existing app to stay relevant and syncs with current activity to provide assistance.
To bring users a more AI-powered experience, Microsoft announced the Microsoft Store with AI Tools and Review Summary, which provides an AI-front experience across the ecosystem. In addition, there is also a Windows 11 CoPilot Enterprise for customers who want to keep their data private for training or for free. The company does not store the data because this information would be confidential.
How to open Windows CoPilot
There are several ways to start Windows CoPilot. One of the main ways to start Windows 11 is through the taskbar. When you upgrade to the latest version, Windows CoPilot is available.
You can enable or disable Windows CoPilot in Windows settings. Here’s the guide:
- Right-click the Windows taskbar and then click Taskbar Settings.
- Then you can toggle the power switch for Windows CoPilot in the taskbar settings.
Moreover, you also have the option to launch Windows CoPilot via the keyboard shortcut. Use the Windows key + C keyboard shortcut.
You can also create a shortcut to launch Microsoft CoPilot for faster access to Windows 11 CoPilot. In that case, it is useful if you belong to the European Union (EU) or if your Windows 11 does not fully comply with the Digital Market Act (DMA).
How to create a quick access Windows 11 desktop shortcut on Windows 11
It’s quite easy to create a shortcut to access Windows 11 CoPilot, and here are the instructions:
- On the Windows 11 Start screen, right-click on Desktop and then select the Shortcut option from the context menu.
- Alternatively, you can create a shortcut in File Explorer by performing a similar action, such as right-clicking on File Explorer and then selecting New to create a shortcut option.
- After selecting the shortcut menu, enter this command in the text location.
- Then click the Next button, give it a name like CoPilot and click the Finish button.
To launch Windows 11 CoPilot, double-click the desktop shortcut to access the CoPilot Experience. Moreover, you can also customize the icon for the Windows 11 CoPilot. To do this, right-click on the shortcut you created and then go to properties. There you will find an option to change the icon and then scroll through the icon to choose.
Windows now works great with the Windows 11 Experience and its AI-powered apps and features to improve creativity and productivity. This new Windows CoPilot AI-powered assistant helps users get answers and information from across the Internet and supports creativity and collaboration when completing tasks. Moreover, you can also use Bing AI Chatbot for basic tasks, but it will not be able to offer the Windows 11 actions in advance.