Activating Microsoft copilot on Windows 10: A step-by-step guide

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Preparing for Copilot on Windows 10

Before diving into the installation process, it’s important to note that enabling Copilot on Windows 10 involves some advanced steps, including system registry modifications and third-party tools. These procedures are for those comfortable with deeper system changes and willing to take the risk of potential bugs or instabilities. Remember, always back up critical data before making such changes.

Step-by-Step Installation

  1. Update Windows 10:
    • Ensure you have Windows 10 build 19045.3754 or newer. At the time of writing, this build is available in the Release Preview Channel but is expected to roll out to all users soon.
  2. Update Microsoft edge:
    • Navigate to edge://settings/help in Microsoft Edge and install any available updates.
  3. Download and extract ViVeTool:
    • Obtain ViVeTool from GitHub and extract it to a preferred location.
  4. Configure ViVeTool:
    • Open Command Prompt as an Administrator and change the directory to where ViVeTool is located (e.g., CD C:\Vive).
    • Input vivetool /enable /id:46686174,47530616,44755019 and hit Enter.
  5. Modify Windows registry:
    • Restart your PC, press Win + R, and type regedit to open the Registry Editor.
    • Go to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Copilot\BingChat.
    • Double-click the IsUserEligible value and change the data from 0 to 1. Note: A Microsoft Account sign-in is required to maintain this change.
  6. Finalize the setup:
    • After another restart, right-click the taskbar and select “Show Copilot (preview) button.”
    • The Copilot icon should appear next to the notification center. Note: This icon is not visible if your taskbar is positioned on the sides of your screen.
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