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Title    Microsoft is Quietly Installing the Copilot App on Windows PCs
Date    Thursday March 28, @10:14PM
Author    hubie
Topic   
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https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=24/03/28/0135238

Arthur T Knackerbracket has processed the following story:

As spotted by German tech site DeskModder, Microsoft has begun automatically installing a Copilot app on Windows 11. The new application doesn't seem to have any functionality, and further investigation revealed that it has 0 bytes of data, suggesting that it's actually a placeholder shell for the most part. Thankfully, users can uninstall the app by simply using the built-in 'Uninstall' option in Windows.

[...] It's unclear how the Copilot app is getting installed on systems that have automatic updates turned off, but according to Ghacks, it showed up on their test PC after the Edge browser was updated to the latest version. Interestingly, the application's AppxManifest.xml lists Windows 10 as the minimum compatible version, while the maximum version is listed as Windows 12.0.0.0.

[...] Microsoft recently started rolling out Copilot to more Windows 10/11 devices, enabling users to experience the AI features on their desktop. According to the company, users can access up to ten Copilot requests before needing to sign-in with a Microsoft ID. The feature is still in preview as of now, but is enabled by default in Windows 11 version 23H2. It is, however, disabled by default in Windows 11 version 22H2.


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  1. "following story" - https://www.techspot.com/news/102397-microsoft-quietly-installing-copilot-app-windows-11-pcs.html
  2. "DeskModder" - https://www.deskmodder.de/blog/2024/03/24/copilot-app-wurde-still-und-heimlich-installiert-hinweis-auf-windows-12/#comments
  3. "Ghacks" - https://www.ghacks.net/2024/03/25/microsoft-copilot-app-getting-installed-on-windows-devices/
  4. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=62417

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