What to Do If You Want to Get Rid of Microsoft Copilot but Can’t Find the Local Group Policy Editor on Your PC


How can I uninstall Microsoft Copilot from my Windows 10 PC if the local group policy editor is missing?

I have a Windows 10 PC that automatically installed Microsoft Copilot, an AI assistant, without my consent. I want to remove it, but I cannot find the local group policy editor that is supposed to allow me to do so. I have tried using the win+r command, the search bar, and browsing the C: drive, but none of them show the local group policy editor. How can I uninstall Microsoft Copilot from my PC in this situation?


Microsoft Copilot is an AI companion that helps users with various tasks, such as writing, coding, searching, and more. It is a feature of Microsoft Visual Studio Code, a popular code editor and development environment. If you have Visual Studio Code installed on your Windows 10 PC, you may have noticed that Microsoft Copilot was automatically added to your extensions without your permission. This is because Microsoft Copilot is enabled by default for all Visual Studio Code users who have a GitHub account.

If you do not want to use Microsoft Copilot, you can uninstall it from your PC in a few simple steps. However, some users have reported that they cannot find the local group policy editor, which is a tool that allows you to configure various settings on your PC, including the ones related to Microsoft Copilot. The local group policy editor is usually accessible by pressing the win+r keys and typing gpedit.msc, or by searching for it in the search bar. However, some versions of Windows 10, such as the Home edition, do not have the local group policy editor installed by default.

If you are one of those users who cannot access the local group policy editor, do not worry. There is another way to uninstall Microsoft Copilot from your PC. Here is what you need to do:

1. Open Visual Studio Code and click on the Extensions icon on the left sidebar. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl+Shift+X to open the extensions panel.

2. In the search box, type Microsoft Copilot and press Enter. You should see the Microsoft Copilot extension in the results.

3. Click on the gear icon next to the Microsoft Copilot extension and select Uninstall from the drop-down menu. You may need to confirm your choice by clicking Yes.

4. Restart Visual Studio Code to apply the changes. You should no longer see the Microsoft Copilot icon on the bottom right corner of the editor.

That’s it! You have successfully uninstalled Microsoft Copilot from your Windows 10 PC. If you ever want to use it again, you can always reinstall it from the Visual Studio Code marketplace. However, if you do not want to use Visual Studio Code at all, you can also uninstall it from your PC by following these steps:

1. Press the win+r keys and type appwiz.cpl. Press Enter to open the Programs and Features window.

2. Find Visual Studio Code in the list of installed programs and click on it. Then, click on the Uninstall button at the top. You may need to confirm your choice by clicking Yes.

3. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the uninstallation process. You may need to restart your PC to apply the changes.

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