Fix Copilot Not Working in Windows 11 (Solved!)

Solutions to Copilot Not Working and its icon is not displaying on taskbar in Windows 11.

Copilot is the Built-in AI tool for Windows 11 that uses Bing chat to give reliable results. It was added in the 22H2 Update, which drove us to the Artificial Intelligence Journey in Windows. After the 23H2 Update, some users are facing Copilot not working in Windows 11 problem.

There may be reasons for Copilot to not work in Windows such as the feature is not enabled from Settings, misconfiguration in registry entries or Group Policy, and slow internet. Sometimes, Windows bugs also hinder AI tool functionalities. But solutions are available to help you:

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Copilot Not Working in Windows 11

Here is how to fix Copilot Not Working in Windows 11:

Enable the AI Tool first

The Copilot is automatically added to Windows after the 22H2 Update and its icon is shown on the Taskbar. However, in any case, when the tool does not appear follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on the empty area of the taskbar.
  2. Choose “Taskbar settings”.
  3. Toggle on the option “Copilot (preview)”.
how to fix Copilot Not Working in Windows 11

Now, your Taskbar will show the Copilot Application’s shortcut. If it’s not showing on your settings as well as the taskbar, then follow these fixes.

See: How to Fix Windows Copilot is not opening or loading

Update your Windows

Make sure whether Windows 11 is fully updated and not pending is due. The Copilot was added in the 22H2 and is now available in 23H2, so your Windows should have installed this Update.

  1. Open Settings by pressing Windows + I.
  2. Click “Windows Update” from the sidebar.
  3. Choose “Check for Updates”.
check for updates windows update settings
  1. Wait for scanning and downloading if any update is pending and click on Restart now in the end.

How to Fix Windows 11 23H2 failed to install
Windows 11 23H2 Enablement Package KB5027397 (Download)

Avoid Multi-Monitor Setup

Some users reported on the Microsoft Website that the Copilot is not Working on a multi-monitor Setup. One of the Users has fixed this issue by removing external monitors and updating its graphic driver.

Use Registry Editor

Registry entries for Copilot must be correctly configured on your system to make it work properly. Sometimes, one of the key values is set as 0, which creates a Copilot not working issue. Correct them like below:

  1. Click on Search, Type “regedit” and press Enter.
  2. Enter this path to the regedit address bar:
  1. Right click on the right panel and select New > DWORD (32-bit Value).
  2. Name this entry TurnOffWindowsCopilot.
  3. Double click this value and enter Value “0”.
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  1. Click “OK”.
  2. Restart your computer.

If the value is 1, then Copilot will not show on your Taskbar.

Open Copilot Using Run Command

There is an alternative method to open the Copilot and this is using Run Command. Sometimes, when Copilot icon does not show in the taskbar use this way:

  1. Press Windows + R.
  2. Paste this command: microsoft-edge://?ux=copilot&tcp=1&source=taskbar.
  3. Click “OK”.

If Copilot opens and works perfectly, it means that it’s installed on your Windows and is not displaying on the Taskbar only. You can check the registry and toggle on “Copilot (preview)” from taskbar settings, as I previously explained.

Check your Group Policy

There is an option in Group Policy to enable or disable the Copilot. To enable it from the Group Policy editor (gpedit), follow these steps:

  1. Open Start menu and type “Group Policy”. Click “Edit group policy” from search results.
  2. Navigate Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Copilot manually by browsing from the Sidebar.
  3. Double click on “Turn off Windows Copilot” from the right pane.
  4. Choose “Disabled”.
  5. Click “Apply”, then “OK”.

If the Copilot is still not appearing on your Taskbar, then visit Taskbar Settings and turn toggle switch for “Copilot (preview)” on to view it. If “Copilot (preview)” isn’t showing on Taskbar Settings after configuring Group Policy, then follow other methods.

Shutdown or Restart Computer

Shutdown or Restart the Computer can solve the glitches, which may prevent the Copilot from Working. You can use “shutdown /s /t 0” instead to force shut down.

Use ViveTool

ViveTool can enable or disable the Copilot via CMD so there are bright chances that this AI tool start working after following these steps:

  1. Download ViveTool from the official website.
  2. Extract the .zip file on any drive location and name the folder “ViveTool”. I am extracting it to C drive. So, its path should be C:\ViveTool.
  3. Open Start menu and Type CMD. Right-click on Command Prompt and Choose Run as administrator.
  4. Paste this line: Cd C:\ViveTool Note: Replace C:\ViveTool with your Path.
Cd CViveTool in command prompt
  1. Press “Enter”.
  2. Paste this command and hit Enter to enable Copilot on Windows 11 23H2:
vivetool /enable /id:44774629,44850061,44776738,42105254,41655236
  1. Close the command prompt and check whether the Copilot is added.

This method works only with 23H2, otherwise, it doesn’t work.

Check Internet Connection

If the Internet Connection is not good, then when you ask any query with Copilot, it shows “Stop Responding” for a long time. Hence, make sure that Internet speed is good. You can test using Ookla Speed Test.

Create Desktop Shortcut of Copilot

Sometimes, we are on the Desktop screen and want to access Copilot, but it’s not added to your Taskbar. In this case, you should create a desktop shortcut of Copilot as it helps for easy access as well as you can change its icon. The steps are:

  1. Right Click on desktop empty area.
  2. Choose New > Shortcut.
  3. Paste this path in Location field: microsoft-edge://?ux=copilot&tcp=1&source=taskbar?
  4. Click Next.
  5. Enter the Name “Copilot”.
  6. Click Finish.

This shortcut will open Copilot after double-clicking on it.

You can further change its Logo to Copilot icon. To change its icon, follow these steps:

  1. Right Click on the Desktop Shortcut “Copilot”.
  2. Choose Properties.
  3. Click “Change Icon” under the web document option in the Properties panel.
  4. Select Browse.
  5. Find and double-click the Copilot icon. Download it from the internet.
  6. Click “OK”. Make sure that the Copilot icon is selected you’ve added to the Icon list.
  7. Finally, click “Apply”, then OK in the Properties panel.

Enable the AI Tool first
Update your Windows
Avoid Multi-Monitor Setup
Use Registry Editor
Open Copilot Using Run Command
Check your Group Policy
Shutdown or Restart Computer
Use ViveTool
Check Internet Connection
Create Desktop Shortcut of Copilot

That’s all!!

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About Sunita
Love to play with Windows 11 and 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.