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Windows 12 won’t be arriving in 2024, but a new Windows 11 update is

Those on the older Windows OS have, unfortunately, been left out in the cold.
Last Updated on February 10, 2024
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Though Microsoft remains tight-lipped about the long-awaited arrival of Windows 12, it’s at least quenching the never-ending technological thirst of its consumer base with a brand-new update. Featuring a fix to a frustrating Copilot bug, this update should make your desktop experience slightly easier on the eyes.

According to Microsoft’s update notes, it revolves around desktop icons unexpectedly jumping from one monitor to another when using Copilot. This issue was first spotted in November 2023, and, as a solution, Windows previously made Copilot temporarily unusable in devices that utilized a multi-monitor configuration. However, with the problem finally being addressed, you can go back to using Copilot without worrying about jittery, hyperactive icons.

Windows 10 users left out in the cold

Sadly, this fix is currently unavailable for Windows 10 users. Luckily, according to their latest update, Microsoft is already “working on a resolution” for those still on the older OS. With this in mind, you won’t need to wait too long until your multi-monitor experience is as smooth as everyone else’s. But with the developers yet to provide a release date, you’ll have to remain patient indefinitely for now.

Of course, if you want to resolve the desktop icon problem immediately, you can always update to Windows 11 instead. This will allow you to install the update, which ensures you won’t have to deal with these issues any longer. However, Microsoft did warn that “it can take up to 48 hours before the update to Windows 11, version 23H2 is offered,” meaning this fix won’t immediately take effect upon updating your OS.

Now, if you’re dead set on waiting out the Windows 10 version of this update, we’ve got you covered. To pass the time, you can check out our page comparing the Copilot Pro vs. ChatGPT Plus. Alternatively, you can take a look at our Grok AI vs. Copilot comparison for a closer look at these chatbots.

Nico is a Tech News Writer for PC Guide. He is also adept at finding a good deal every now and then, stemming from his days penny-pinching as a broke college kid.