Copilot AI expands to more users even without a Microsoft account on Windows 11 and 10

The Microsoft chatbot AI is now rolling out in more regions for eligible Windows devices.

Copilot app on Windows 11
Copilot app on Windows 11
  • Copilot for Windows 11 and 10 is now becoming available for more users. 
  • Microsoft is even making available chatbot AI without signing in.

Microsoft quietly announced on March 21, 2024, that it is in the process of rolling its Copilot AI to more devices running the latest versions of Windows 11 and 10.

Although it’s still in preview, the company revealed on its message center website that Copilot is expanding to more users with devices running Windows 11 23H2, version 22H2, and Windows 10 22H2.

Furthermore, the chatbot AI will now be available for local account accounts without a Microsoft account or Entra ID, but only for the first ten requests. After the request limit is reached, the user will have to sign in with an online account to keep accessing the chatbot for free.

The company also notes that this rollout will not affect the policy settings configured by network administrators to control the Copilot feature.

Although Copilot wasn’t available in the European market because it wasn’t fully compliant with the Digital Markets Act (DMA), Microsoft has also published a page detailing the regions where the feature is available, and it shows that some European regions are now getting Copilot. However, not all the functionalities are available.

If your device is eligible, the Copilot button will soon appear in the Taskbar, more specifically in the System Tray. You can always check if the chatbot AI is available using the “Windows key + C” keyboard shortcut or by checking Settings > Personalization > Taskbar.

If the feature isn’t available, you can use these methods to force-enable Copilot on Windows 11. If you’re on Windows 10, use these instructions.

In the same way, if the device now shows the Copilot button but you’re not interested in using the feature, you can use these instructions to deactivate it. You can use these instructions on Windows 10.

On Windows 11 or 10, Copilot is super easy to use, and you can refer to my guide for the best tips and tricks to get started. The chatbot AI on the desktop isn’t much different from the one on the web. In fact, they’re the same technology. The biggest difference is that the desktop version integrates with the operating system to change system settings, and in the future, it will include additional capabilities.

On the other hand, the version of Copilot for Windows 10 doesn’t allow you to change system settings since it’s a more basic implementation.

Do you want Copilot on Windows 11 or 10? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].