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Windows 11’s next big update is now available with Copilot, AI-powered Paint, and more

A user types on the Surface Pro 8 from behind. The screen displays the Windows 11 Start menu on a white and blue background.
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Microsoft is releasing one of its biggest updates to Windows 11 today. It includes access to the new Windows Copilot, AI-powered updates to Paint, Snipping Tool, and Photos, RGB lighting support, a modernized File Explorer, and much more.

Windows Copilot is the big new feature for this Windows 11 update, bringing the same Bing Chat feature straight to the Windows 11 desktop. It appears as a sidebar in Windows 11, allowing you to control settings on a PC, launch apps, or simply answer queries. Microsoft is integrating Copilot into many parts of Windows, too.

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The Copilot feature in Windows 11.

Copilot will essentially exist as an AI-powered digital assistant, much like Microsoft’s vision for…

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