How to Enable Copilot on Windows 11 (Easy Guide)

Microsoft has released the Windows 11 2023 update with a lot of AI-centric features. You can download and install the Windows 11 2023 update on the stable channel right away without waiting for the full rollout. The new update brings a native AI-powered Copilot, among other things. However, it is not enabled by default. So you need to tweak some system values to access the new, unified Copilot on your Windows 11 PC. Go ahead and follow our tutorial to enable Copilot on Windows 11 right now.

Turn on Copilot in Windows 11: A Step-by-Step Guide

1. Go ahead and download ViveTool from the link here.

download vivetool from github

2. Next, extract the ZIP file to a folder.

3. Right-click on the extracted folder and choose “Copy as path” from the context menu.

copy folder path in windows 11

4. After that, press the Windows key and search for cmd. Now, click on Run as administrator.

open cmd in windows 11

5. In the Command line window, type cd, add a space, and paste the path below. Simply copy the path and right-click in CMD to paste the folder path.

cd "C:\Users\Arjun Sha\Downloads\ViVeTool-v0.3.3"
vivetool IDs to enable copilot in windows 11

6. Now, run the below command to enable Copilot on Windows 11.

vivetool /enable /id:44774629,44776738,44850061,42105254,41655236
How to Enable Copilot on Windows 11 (Easy Guide)

7. Next, restart your Windows 11 PC. A new Copilot icon should now appear on the Taskbar, right next to the search bar. Make sure you are signed in with a Microsoft account on your PC.

  • How to Enable Copilot on Windows 11 (Easy Guide)
  • How to Enable Copilot on Windows 11 (Easy Guide)

8. If the icon does not appear, right-click on the Taskbar and open “Taskbar settings“.

open taskbar settings in windows 11

9. Here, enable the “Copilot (preview)” toggle to see the AI assistant in the Taskbar.

enable copilot on windows 11 via settings

Is Copilot Still Not Enabled in Windows 11? How to Fix!

1. First of all, if you are using Windows 11 Home, go ahead and enable Group Policy Editor on your PC. Windows 11 Pro users needn’t do anything on this front.

2. Next, press the Windows key once and type “gpedit” in the search bar.

3. After that, open “Edit group policy” from the search results.

open group policy editor on windows 11

4. Here, in the left sidebar, expand User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Copilot.

group policy editor settings for windows copilot

5. Now, click on “Turn off Windows Copilot” in the right pane.

windows copilot group policy in windows 11

6. From the new window that opens, choose “Disabled” and click on “OK”.

enable windows copilot through group policy on windows 11

7. Now, restart your Windows 11 PC and Copilot should appear on the Taskbar. Again, make sure you are signed into your Microsoft account on your PC.

Windows 11 copilot enabled on the taskbar

So that is how you can turn on the new Copilot on the latest version of Windows 11. In case you don’t like the AI Copilot, you can choose to disable Copilot on Windows 11 completely.

Furthermore, f you wish to learn all about the new Windows 11 2023 update features, head to our linked article. Keep in mind that most of the teased Copilot features are not working right now, and it looks like Microsoft intends to add new functionalities over the coming weeks. So you need to wait to take full advantage of the new Copilot.

comment Comments 15
  • petman says:

    …when you live in europe

  • Nguyễn Hữu Phúc says:

    User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components ->”not Windown Copilot”
    Help me

  • sijo says:

    I just updated windows 11 and when I restarted, it was there and working properly.

  • Steven Jobs says:

    Time to update my Windows 95, thank you Mr. Bill Gate

  • Ashish Kumar Dwivedi says:

    Nothing to do like this way just turn on get update as soon as the available then check for update ( check the optional update also if there any update that also) after updating restart your pc/laptop and you are good to go.
    P.S. : No need to opt for Windows insiders

    • Dale says:

      Correct, just enable the “updates as soon as they are available’ toggle and it will download automatically. No idea what this tool is actually doing.

  • Mutahhar says:

    Running this command “vivetool /enable /id:44774629,44776738,44850061,42105254,41655236” throws this error “vivetool /enable /id:44774629,44776738,44850061,42105254,41655236”

  • Vaibhav Naik says:

    No need to do that, just go to microsoft store and in updates you will find that app or search it, the app name I forgot but it is something dev… you will recognise by looking at the logo . Search for copilot in Microsoft store

  • Rishik says:

    Is it compatible with Windows 10?

  • emib says:

    same here

  • fahad says:

    i have successfully completed the steps but still i cant see copilot in taskbar setting..

    • Anmol says:

      Have you updated to Windows 11 2023 update that released yesterday?

      • Theo says:

        Same problem. I am even in Software Preview.

      • Padrino says:

        Copilot is banned in the European Union due to the crappy regulations we have.

      • DIPANSHU SINGH says:

        It was already enabled in my update. However it’s not working properly, probably cuz it’s still in beta testing.

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