How to Enable or Disable Windows Copilot in Windows 11

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The article provides a guide to enable or disable Windows Copilot in Windows 11. Starting from build 23493, Copilot lets users interact with Bing Chat AI for system settings and multiple application usage. It can be added as a button on the Taskbar or be controlled using the Local Group Policy Editor. A range of…

This article explains how to enable or disable Windows Copilot in Windows 11.

Starting with Windows 11 build 23493, Microsoft is rolling out the new Copilot experience that works with Bing Chat AI, allowing users to interact with the chatbot using natural language to change system settings and work across multiple applications.

For computers that have Copilot added, a new Copilot button will appear on the Taskbar. It will appear as a flyout interface when you press the button or use the keyboard shortcut (Windows key + C).

Users can ask Windows Copilot a range of questions or take actions such as: “Change to dark mode,” “Turn on do not disturb,” and “Take a screenshot.”

Windows Copilot should work immediately using the same Microsoft account you signed into Windows.

Users can use this post to show or hide the Copilot button on the Taskbar. However, if you want to turn it off completely, the steps below show you how.

Enable or disable Windows Copilot

As mentioned above, users who have Copilot added can turn it on or off using the Local Group Policy Editor.

You can hide on unhide the Copilot button on the Taskbar or turn it off completely using the steps below.

Here’s how to do that.

To do that, first, open Local Group Policy Editor by clicking on the Start and searching for Edit group policy, as highlighted below.

Then, select Edit group policy under Best match to launch the Local Group Policy Editor app.

windows 11 edit group policy
windows 11 edit group policy

In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, expand the tree: User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Copilot.

In the Windows Copilot details pane on the right, double-click the policy setting “Enable windows copilot entrypoints to allow windows copilot” to open it.

On the setting window, choose one of the options below:

  • Not Configured – Same as Enabled. Users will be able to use Copilot.
  • Enabled – When this policy is enabled, users can use Copilot.
  • Disabled – Users can not use Copilot. The Copilot app won’t be visible on the Taskbar and will disable Bing Chat in Windows Search.

Select OK.

Close Local Group Policy Editor.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to turn Windows Copilot on or off in Windows 11. If you find any errors above or have something to add, please use the comments form below.

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