Microsoft released Windows 10 on July 15, 2015. After receiving a lot of backlash with Windows 8, the company made many changes to the OS. However, after a little over half a decade-long run, Microsoft launched Windows 11. The launch of the new Windows version meant Windows 10 would stop getting support soon.
According to Microsoft, Windows 10 will stop receiving updates from October 14, 2025. Thankfully, it’s not all bad news for Windows 10 users. Microsoft has just confirmed that the new “Copilot AI feature” from Windows 11 will also make its way to Windows 10.
Copilot AI Expands to Windows 10
Copilot is a free AI assistant by Microsoft to improve the user experience. This AI assistant can help you with various offline and online tasks and generative assistance. For example, it can write you an essay, organize your windows, etc.
The Copilot feature was first seen in September of this year with the Windows 11 22H2 build. Later, it was enabled by default in the 23H2 build. Windows 10 users can now use Copilot AI by enrolling in the Windows Insider Program for Business Release Preview Channel shortly.
Unfortunately, official support for Windows 10 is still ending in 2025. Despite that, Microsoft is providing new features since many Windows 10 users are there. The changes to the taskbar, start menu, settings, etc., did not make it to Windows 10. They will remain exclusive to Windows 11.
The only new major redesign that also came to Windows 10 was the Outlook app. Windows 10 still counts for 2/3rds of active Windows users, and this is a good business move to establish Windows as a leading OS in terms of AI. Microsoft will not port all Copilot features from Windows 11 to Windows 10. It’ll still have some limitations. The minimum requirements to run this are 4GB RAM and a 720P screen.
In a blog post, Microsoft said, “We are hearing great feedback on Copilot in Windows (in preview), and we want to extend that value to more people.” “For this reason, we are revisiting our approach to Windows 10 and will be making additional investments to ensure everyone can get the maximum value from their Windows PC, including Copilot in Windows (in preview).”
Microsoft is porting a copilot version to the older Windows 10 OS. Microsoft will launch it for the Windows Insider Release Preview Channel first. This isn’t available for Enterprise and Education editions that are “Managed” versions. The blog post doesn’t exactly describe what the AI copilot can do.
The release is only in some global markets for now. It includes North America, some countries in Asia, and South America. These are the initial target markets; they’ll add the other markets eventually.
How to Get?
Eligible Windows 10 22H2 users who want to try Microsoft Copilot can do the following to opt-in.
Head over to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, activate the newly added “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” toggle, and search for updates after installing the latest non-security preview update.