How to Enable Copilot on Windows (Full Guide)

Microsoft just dropped the 2023 update for Windows 11, and it’s packing some seriously cool AI features. The best part? You don’t have to twiddle your thumbs waiting for the full rollout – you can snag it on the stable channel right away.

So, what’s the buzz all about? Well, one of the standout features is the shiny new native AI-powered Copilot. But here’s the catch: it’s not turned on by default.

You’ll need to do a bit of tinkering with your system settings to unlock the magic of the fresh, unified Copilot on your Windows 11 machine. Don’t sweat it, though – we’ve got a nifty tutorial that’ll walk you through the steps to get Copilot up and running on your Windows 11 PC pronto.

How to ENABLE Windows Copilot on Windows 11

  • First things first, head on over to this link and grab yourself ViveTool.

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  • Once you’ve got it, unzip the ZIP file to a folder of your choice.

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  • Now, right-click on that newly unpacked folder and choose “Copy as path” from the options that pop up.
  • Time to get into action! Hit the Windows key and look up “cmd.” Then, give it a right-click and choose “Run as administrator.”

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  • In the Command Prompt window, type in “cd” (with a space after it) and paste that folder path you copied earlier. 
cd “C:\Users\Arjun Sha\Downloads\ViVeTool-v0.3.3”


  • Just right-click in the Command Prompt to paste it.
  • Alright, it’s showtime! Run this command to kickstart Copilot on your Windows 11:
vivetool /enable /id:44774629,44776738,44850061,42105254,41655236


  • Now, give your Windows 11 PC a quick restart. You should spot a shiny new Copilot icon right beside the search bar. Just make sure you’re logged in with your Microsoft account.
  • If, by any chance, the icon doesn’t show up, don’t sweat it. Right-click on the Taskbar, go into “Taskbar settings.”
  • In there, flick the switch for “Copilot (preview)” to see your AI assistant chilling in the Taskbar.

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New Features Coming With Windows 11 Copilot Update

Check out the cool new stuff coming with the Windows 11 Copilot update:

Paint Makeover: 

Remember the good old Paint app? Well, it’s getting a snazzy upgrade thanks to some AI magic from Windows 11 Copilot. What’s in store? AI-powered drawing and digital creativity, a background remover, and more fun features.

Paint Cocreator: 

Microsoft is also launching a preview of Paint Cocreator for Windows Insider users today, with a wider release to the general public soon.

What’s this all about? It lets you whip up unique images by typing in a text prompt and choosing a style. Then, you can tweak your creation further with other Paint tools, like adding layers or doodling on top. Microsoft’s really upping the creativity game here!

Sound in Screen Recordings: 

Now, when you’re recording your screen using the Snipping Tool, it can also capture sounds. Just hit Windows + Shift + R or the good ol’ Print Screen button to kick off your recording.

Text Extraction from Images:

 Here’s a neat one – the Snipping Tool can pull specific text right out of images. No more typing it all out yourself!

Protecting Sensitive Info: 

Worried about sharing sensitive stuff in your snips? Not anymore! The tool can redact (basically, hide) sensitive text to keep your info safe and sound.

Photos App Gets a Makeover:

The Photos app just got a whole lot cooler! Microsoft added some AI-powered magic to it. Now, you can do things like Background Blur.

What’s that? Well, it helps your subject pop by blurring the background automatically. Plus, you’re in control – you can tweak how much blur you want and choose which parts should stay sharp.

No More Passwords!:

Guess what? Microsoft is making passwords a thing of the past with Passkeys. You won’t need to remember those pesky combinations anymore. Instead, you can use your face, fingerprint, or device PIN to log in. It’s not just more secure; it’s quicker and more convenient too!

File Explorer Gets a Facelift:

File Explorer is getting a modern makeover in the new Windows 11 update. They’ve made it easier for you to find what you need with a revamped address bar and search box.

Also, there’s a handy Gallery feature to help you organize your photo collection. Oh, and it can open those tricky archival formats like RAR and 7-Zip. Cool, right? Microsoft is all about making your digital life simpler!


So, if you’re eager to get that new Copilot up and running on the latest Windows 11, here’s what you do. But hey, we get it, maybe AI Copilot isn’t your cup of tea. No worries, you can also switch it off completely on your Windows 11 system.

One thing to note, though, is that most of the fancy Copilot features that have been teased aren’t live just yet. It seems like Microsoft has some tricks up its sleeve, and they’ll be rolling out more cool stuff over the next few weeks. So, you might have to hang tight a bit to enjoy the full Copilot experience.

Himangi is passionate about keeping up with the ever-evolving landscape of technology. In her free time, she indulges her interests in neuroscience and art.


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