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copilot with a local account?

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hi 

 

I've yet to see this explicitly stated, but it appears logging on with a MS account is required for copilot - true? If not, what's the secret to enabling it on a local account?

 

thanks!

Mike

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@wmsphd  

Currently, CoPilot does not work in all global markets, a local account - not a problem - if you use Edge and are logged in to Edge for Bing :)

Thanks. My 'global market' is Texas, so I can see why there might be delays :) but it does work when I log in with my MS account. 

 

Very very VERY strongly against having to log in to anything but a local account to use my PC, though. Especially Bing. I'm old enough to remember what the word 'privacy' means...

 

thanks again

Mike

As on 12/02/2023, Copilot is not showing up with local account on any Windows 11 Build except for Canary Build 26002.
If I set the registry bit IsUserEligible to 1 in the registry key BingChat, I can get Copilot enabled, but the bit gets reset to zero after a reboot or a sign off/on.
This seems to contradict a statement from a MS Blog stating that Copilot should be available with Local user accounts for a limited number of interactions.
I really don't want to login to a MS account just to get the stupid Copilot A.I. (Aka Absolute Idiocy).
Since I refuse to login with a MS account, I will just not use the stupid windows Copilot.
It is also available in MS Edge, so the Windows Copilot seems to be a redundant way to use the same B.S. :face_with_tears_of_joy::face_with_tears_of_joy:
Add me in as a lover of privacy AND as a lover of ease of use. I USUALLY have Bing set as my search engine, but I almost never login with my MS account. It annoys me no end to have to login to it with MS Office, even though I AM paying for the programs USING my MS account. MS is getting SO intrusive, and controlling, I am SERIOUSLY thinking about Ubuntu, etc. Or maybe Ubuntu in a VM for all my non-MS workflow. Linux has a number of FREE office substitutes and that means I might only need MS for using Photoshop, and a couple of other MS-centric apps.

As of my knowledge, Microsoft has not explicitly stated that logging on with a Microsoft account is required for Copilot. Copilot is a GitHub feature designed to assist developers in writing code. It provides suggestions and auto-completion based on analysis of millions of public GitHub repositories. 

 

My Win 11 Insider system has a Copilot AI icon on the desktop. (It appears next to the old Cortana dialog window). It is able to answer questions on all kinds of things, other than programming. My "normal" Win 11 system has copilot as an add-in to Edge and it too answers questions and has multiple levels of detailed responses. The latter system does not have the CoPilot icon on the desktop, but as of 23H2 it is supposed to be rolled out soon. You can get more info here: https://www.tomsguide.com/news/what-is-microsoft-copilot-heres-everything-it-can-do
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@wmsphd  

Currently, CoPilot does not work in all global markets, a local account - not a problem - if you use Edge and are logged in to Edge for Bing :)

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