Windows 10 update KB5032278 adds Copilot to the Taskbar (preview)

Microsoft will soon start rolling out Copilot on Windows 10, and this update makes sure you will get it.

Windows 10 Copilot
Windows 10 Copilot / Image: Microsoft
  • Windows 10 update KB5032278 (build 19045.3758) rolls out in the Stable Channel as an optional update.
  • This update installs Copilot and makes it available from the Taskbar’s System Tray.
  • The update KB5032278 also introduces changes for Windows Update, news & interest, and more.
  • The release was previously available as build 19045.3754 in the Release Preview Channel.

UPDATED 12/1/2023: Microsoft is making the update KB5032278 available for Windows 10 devices enrolled in the Stable Channel of the Windows Insider Program as an optional install. This is a significant update as it introduces the Copilot AI to Windows 10, in addition to a slew of new features, improvements, and fixes.

The update KB5032278 bumps the build number to 19045.3758 and, according to the official changes (Release Preview Channel announcement), brings Copilot to Windows 10, introduces the “Get the latest updates as soon as they are available” feature in the “Windows Update” settings, adds new settings to control notifications for updates, tweaks the “news & interests” experience, and more.

As previously rumored, Microsoft plans to bring its Copilot AI to Windows 10, and the build 19045.3758 is the update that adds the upcoming feature. If you want to be among the first users to try this feature, after installing the update KB5032278, you will have to turn on the new “Get the latest updates as soon as they are available” toggle switch on the “Windows Update” page, and then, Copilot will eventually appear on the Taskar automatically.

It’s important to note that Copilot will roll out through the Microsoft Controlled Feature Rollout (CFR), meaning that not everyone will receive the feature on day one. Also, the feature will be available for Windows 10 Pro and Home (version 22H2), but it’ll not be rolled out for managed devices, nor will it be available for Windows 10 Enterprise and Education editions.

Windows 10 update KB5032278 fixes and changes

These are all the non-security fixes, changes, and improvements available starting November 16 for Windows 10 22H2:

  • Adds the Copilot in Windows (in preview) button to the right side of the taskbar. This only applies to devices that run Home or Pro editions (non-managed business devices). When you select it, Copilot in Windows appears at the right on your screen. It will not overlap with desktop content or block open app windows. This is available to a small audience initially and deploys more broadly in the months that follow.
  • If you use Home or Pro consumer devices or non-managed business devices, you can get some of the newest experiences as soon as they are ready. To do so, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. Set the Get the latest updates as soon as they are available toggle to on. Note that this toggle is not turned on for devices that your IT department manages unless IT configures a new policy.
  • This update adds new functionality that affects app defaults. To learn more, see A principled approach to app pinning and app defaults in Windows.
  • The news & interests feature on your device is now larger. This will help you use the feature more effectively and show the content you care about most on a larger scale.
  • Adds Windows Update opt-in notifications to the screen when you sign in.
  • Affects the Netherlands time zone. It adds the recent man-made landmass outside of Rotterdam to the shape files.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the Trusted Sites Zone logon policy. You cannot manage it using mobile device management (MDM).
  • Addresses an issue that causes IE mode to stop responding. This occurs if you press the left arrow key when an empty text box has the focus and caret (cursor) browsing is on.
  • Addresses an issue that affects IE mode. A webpage stops working as expected when there is an open modal dialog.
  • Addresses app cursor issues. These issues occur when apps use the WebView2Standalone XAML control.
  • Addresses an issue that causes IE mode to stop responding. This occurs when you have multiple IE mode tabs open.
  • Addresses an issue that affects fontdrvhost.exe. It stops responding when you use Compact Font Format version 2 (CFF2) fonts.
  • Addresses an issue that affects non-admin processes. Game performance goes down, and the video stutters.
  • Addresses an issue that affects protected content. It stops cross-process windows from being created. Because of this update, you can keep using out-of-process hosting for things like WebView2 under protected, top-level windows.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the cursor. Its movement lags in some screen capture scenarios.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the touch keyboard. It might not appear during the out-of-box experience (OOBE).
  • This update affects Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE). It enables Conditional Access (CA) scenarios.
  • Addresses a localization issue for Great Britain English (EN-GB) locales. The error message for invalid characters in a new Windows Hello PIN is wrong.
  • Addresses a leak in volatile notifications. This might stop you from signing in to your machine.
  • Addresses an issue that affects Windows LAPS. Its PasswordExpirationProtectionEnabled policy fails to turn on the setting.

Download update KB5032278

If you want to download and install the Windows 11 build 19045.3758, you can force the update from Settings Update & Security > Windows Update, click the “Check for updates” button and use the option to install the optional update.

Update December 1, 2023: The content has been updated to reflect that Microsoft is releasing KB5032278 in the Stable Channel as build 19045.3758 as an optional update since it was previously available as 19045.3754 in the Release Preview Channel. Also, this update adds Copilot to the Taskbar.

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