How to fix Microsoft Copilot not showing up on Windows 11

A man sits at a computer, stumped by the fact that Copilot is not showing up on Windows 11. The room is decorated with Windows branding.

Recent updates to Microsoft Copilot might have stopped it from showing up, or you’re looking to try it for the first time and you’re struggling to find it. Whatever the case, you’re going to want to find out how to fix Microsoft Copilot not showing up on Windows 11. Let’s get right into it.

Working fixes for Microsoft Copilot not showing up on Windows 11

Not long ago, the KB5030310 update was flashed for Microsoft Copilot. Following the rollout of the update, people began to report that the service was not showing up on people’s computers. Since then, the AI has now rolled out to many more users (although this is still limited to a select few countries granted availability to Copilot).

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With more users, comes more reports of issues. Here’s a quick breakdown of reasons that Copilot might not be showing up for some people.

  1. Enable Copilot in settings

    You’re also going to be able to enable Copilot in settings. Type in Settings in the Windows search bar, and then press Personalization. Here, you will see a menu for Taskbar options. Click it, then enable Copilot if you see it as an option.

  2. Press Windows + C

    If you have already been using Microsoft Copilot, you will be able to open up the app with the Windows + C shortcut.

  3. Run Microsoft Copilot via the Run command

    Press Windows + R to open Run. Inside here you can type the following into the taskbar which should bring up Microsoft Copilot.

  4. Use the right version of Windows

    Microsoft Copilot is only available on Windows 11, alongside using the latest rollout of Windows update. Make sure you’re all up-to-date and you’ll have a decent chance at getting Microsoft Copilot to show up on your PC.

  5. Log into your Microsoft account

    Copilot will require a Microsoft account for it to run. Make sure you’re logged in. If you are, continue to our other fixes for Copilot not showing up properly.

  6. Connect to network

    Similar to the Microsoft account issue, you’re going to need to make sure you have an active network connection.

  7. Use a VPN to connect to a region with Copilot availability

    Microsoft Copilot is not yet available worldwide, with a select few countries having been given access so far. You might be interested in learning which countries Microsoft Copilot is available in through our other guide. If you’re in a region that doesn’t allow for Copilot’s use, you might consider using a VPN or proxy instead to circumvent this.

  8. Enable Copilot in Registry Editor

    One of the ways that you can disable Microsoft Copilot is through the Registry Editor. If you have done so, you might want to repeal those changes. It’s most likely that you had disabled the TurnOffWindowsCopilot value in the registry editor. Set it back to 0 and you might see Copilot pop up.

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