How to Enable Copilot AI on Windows 11: Your Complete Guide


Windows 11 brings a new AI companion called Copilot, designed to assist users with various tasks. This article will guide you through the steps to enable Copilot on Windows 11, whether on version 23H2 or 22H2. Copilot integrates Bing Chat AI and various plugins, offering users a seamless and interactive experience.

Enabling Copilot on Windows 11

For Version 23H2 and 22H2

Starting on September 26, 2023, Copilot AI became accessible to users with the KB5030310 (build 22631.2361) update for both version 23H2 and version 22H2. Initially, this feature was available in North America and parts of Asia and South America but will gradually expand to other regions.

Enabling Copilot via GitHub (Preview)

If you’re a Windows Insider Program participant, you can use the ViveTool command-line tool to enable Copilot. For others, you can use the Settings app, Registry, or a third-party tool called “ViveTool.”

To enable Copilot via GitHub (Preview), follow these steps:

  1. Visit the GitHub website.
  2. Download the file, which enables Windows Copilot.
  3. Open the downloaded zip folder with File Explorer and extract all files.
  4. Copy the path to the extracted folder.
  5. Launch Command Prompt as an administrator by searching for “Command Prompt,” right-clicking the top result, and selecting “Run as administrator.”
  6. Use the following command to navigate to the ViveTool folder and press Enter:bashCopy codecd c:\folder\path\ViveTool-v0.x.x Be sure to replace “c:\folder\path” with your actual folder path.
  7. Execute the command below to enable Windows Copilot in the Taskbar:bashCopy codevivetool /enable /id:44774629,44776738,44850061,42105254,41655236
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Open Settings, navigate to Personalization, and click on the Taskbar tab.
  10. Toggle on the Copilot switch to enable the feature (if applicable).

Note: If the icon doesn’t appear in the Taskbar, toggle the option on and off a few times to activate it.

Official Enablement for Version 23H2

On Windows 11 version 23H2, you can enable Copilot through the Settings app or the Registry. Here are the steps:

To enable Copilot on Windows 11 23H2 via Settings:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 11 23H2.
  2. Navigate to Personalization.
  3. Click on the Taskbar tab.
  4. Toggle on the Copilot switch.

To enable Copilot on Windows 11 23H2 via the Registry:

Warning: Modifying the Registry can be risky, so proceed with caution and make a full system backup.

  1. Open the Start menu on Windows 11.
  2. Search for “regedit” and click the top result to open the Registry Editor.
  3. Go to the following path:Copy codeHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
  4. Locate the “ShowCopilotButton” DWORD and set its value to 1 to enable the feature.
  5. Restart your computer.

Enabling Copilot via Group Policy (Windows 11 Pro, Enterprise, or Education)

If you’re using Windows 11 Pro, Enterprise, or Education, you can enable Copilot through Group Policy. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Search for “gpedit” and click the top result to open the Group Policy Editor.
  3. Navigate to:sqlCopy codeUser Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Copilot
  4. Double-click the “Turn off Windows Copilot” policy.
  5. Select “Not Configured” or “Disabled.”
  6. Apply the changes.
  7. Restart your computer.

Enabling Copilot via the Registry (All Windows 11 Editions)

If you’re using Windows 11 Home or any other edition, you can enable Copilot via the Registry. Here’s how:

Warning: Editing the Registry can be risky, so ensure you know what you’re doing and have a system backup.

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Search for “regedit” and click the top result to open the Registry Editor.
  3. Go to:Copy codeHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsCopilot
  4. If you find a “TurnOffWindowsCopilot” DWORD, change its value from 1 to 0.
  5. Restart your computer.

Enabling Copilot in the European Union

In the European Union, Copilot wasn’t initially available due to compliance issues. However, you can enable Copilot using this workaround:

  1. Right-click on the desktop and select “New” > “Shortcut.”
  2. Paste the following command:arduinoCopy codemicrosoft-edge://?ux=copilot&tcp=1&source=taskbar
  3. Click “Next.”
  4. Provide a name for the shortcut and click “Finish.”

Now, you can double-click this shortcut to access Copilot in the European Union.


With Copilot AI, Windows 11 offers a helpful assistant for a variety of tasks. Whether you’re an early adopter or waiting for official availability, these instructions will help you enable Copilot on your Windows 11 installation. Enjoy the convenience and capabilities of this innovative feature!

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