Microsoft’s Copilot AI, previously exclusive to Windows 11, is anticipated to be introduced to Windows 10 in the near future, potentially benefiting desktop users sooner than expected.
Copilot came to Windows 10 last week for testing among consumers, specifically for Windows 10 Home and non-business Pro editions. A recent clarification sheds light on the deployment strategy for Copilot for Windows 10 users.
As reported by Windows Latest, Microsoft confirmed that “Copilot will begin rolling out to devices running Home and unmanaged [consumer] Pro editions of Windows 10, version 22H2 in the near term. We will roll out this experience in phases using Controlled Feature Rollout (CFR) technology over several months.”
It appears that the full rollout of Copilot in Windows 10 is imminent, indicating that users could expect to see the feature in the near future.
However, the rollout will be gradual, starting with a selected group of users, with plans to expand its reach over time.
Following a similar deployment pattern as Windows 11, Copilot in Windows 10 will first be introduced in the US, North America, parts of Asia, and South America, with additional regions to follow later.
Analysis: Driving adoption of Copilot
It is logical for Microsoft to expedite the introduction of Copilot in Windows 10.
Considering the significant shift from the previous announcement that Windows 10 would not receive major new features to the sudden addition of the prominent feature from Windows 11, it is evident that Microsoft is aiming to increase the usage of its AI. With a user base of a billion Windows 10 users, it represents a substantial potential user base.
If Microsoft aims to capitalize on the vast Windows 10 user base, it would likely want to expedite the process.
Moreover, it seems that Microsoft is striving to integrate Copilot across various platforms. For instance, Windows Latest also reported the inclusion of Copilot in the command line in Windows 11, with potential future availability in Windows 10.
Although Copilot in Windows 10 is projected to be similar to the Windows 11 version, the initial phase of porting to the older OS may come with limitations. However, even the current iteration in Windows 11 is relatively basic, and Microsoft has substantial work ahead to realize its vision of an AI that can manipulate a wide range of user settings.