Microsoft Has Resumed Testing The Copilot Auto-launch Feature During Windows 11 Startup

Microsoft Has Resumed Testing The Copilot Auto-launch Feature During Windows 11 Startup

Windows 11 comes with Microsoft Copilot, a generative AI tool, preinstalled. However, the business wants to make sure that you are greeted by the assistant each time you boot up your computer because it appears that not many people are aware of it. To be honest, this is a really strange move that will anger a lot of people.

The good news is that Copilot’s auto-launch functionality on Windows 11 still seems to be in the test stage and hasn’t been included to stable releases. It was apparently tested on the Preview Build 23615 for the first time a few weeks prior. The feature is now accessible in the Dev and Canary channels of Insider Build 26100, as Microsoft has enabled it once more.

The senior program manager for the Windows Insider Program, Brandon LeBlanc, verified that the feature was temporarily disabled following Build 23615 after reviewing the user reports. However, Microsoft has now made the decision to broaden the deployment and add the AI assistant’s auto-launch feature in both channels.

Nevertheless, not every user of the most recent Windows Insider build experiences Copilot launching automatically upon Windows 11 starting. Microsoft states that displays with a pixel width of less than 1920 pixels and a size smaller than 27 inches will not be able to use the auto-launch feature (Samsung 34″ ViewFinity S50GC, now $249.99 on Amazon). Additionally, if you have multiple monitors set up, the AI assistant will only appear on the main screen.

To stop Copilot from launching automatically when you turn on your computer, go to Settings, Personalization, and then Copilot. It can also be disabled using the Startup Apps area of the Windows Task Manager.